This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on whether there is an age when a Las Vegas child can cease visitation with a parent. I felt this was an important topic to address due to the fact that questions such as whether a child can choose which parent to live with are common. It is understandable that many are unsure of the law when it pertains to such questions. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- The age when Nevada children can stop visitation
- Dealing with children who refuse visitation
- Whether children have the right to refuse visitation
- Dealing with a mother who is coaching the child to deny visitation
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, contrary to commonly held beliefs, a child cannot completely stop following visitation requirements until they reach the age of majority. This means, therefore, that a child must be eighteen years old before they can stop visitation. Second, while dealing with children who refuse visitation can be difficult, a parent must understand that they are entitled to a certain amount of time under any visitation order. Third, children do not have the right to refuse visitation – even when they have been granted “teenage discretion.” Fourth, and unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a mother to “coach” the child to refuse visitation. Such conduct is considered to be against the best interest of the child and may be grounds for modifying custody.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is the need to speak with a family law attorney as soon as possible if your child is refusing to follow through with visitation. The longer you allow the situation to go on then the more likely the Court is to consider the current situation to be the “status quo.” This can make modifying custody much more difficult. I am a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer who recognizes the serious nature of such matters. Contact my office online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.