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Usually, once a child reaches the age of 16, they are legally allowed to choose which parent to live with.
However, there is exception, where there is a Court order (such as a Child Arrangements Order) stating that child should live with one parent , then the child can not decide till he/she attains the age of 18 yrs .
As there is court orders in place, your son would not be able to decide on its own with whom to live with at attaining the age of 16 yrs.
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Yes , he would be advised that as court orders are in place, and would be effective till the child attain the age of 18 yrs.
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You can apply to get the contact orders enforced under Section 11-J of the Children Act 1989.
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You should first try to get this issue resolved amicably or with the help of family mediators as non -adherence of court orders can be seen as contempt of court.
If it could not get resolved then you have to approach court by filling Form C79.
Court proceedings can take couple of months.
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