What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California
Father has full physical custody and full legal custody. Mother has limited visitations. Son has a limited choice of friends in his hometown and chose to live in Portland with his older brother who is 30 yrs old. Father gives older brother Temporary Assignment of Guardianship over to older brother. 15 yr old now has hundreds of friends … his support system. 15 yr old is in high school and is motivated to complete his education. 15 yr old is afraid that mother is going to ruin what he has going for himself. Minor feels emotionally threatened by mother's behavior. Mother is a prescription addict. She has been evicted three to four times. She is constantly telling him that she is going to die. She has been telling him this since 2000. She says many similar type statements that are upsetting to minor. Every time she communicates with him, he is emotionally disturbed by her choice of topics and demeanor. Consequently, 15 yr old refuses to visit with his mother. 15 yr old states, “as long as she continues to act crazy, I do not want to visit with her … she needs to try and build trust with me….”
Does minor have the right of choice NOT to visit with his mother in this case? If so, what case law is there for support?