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    What age can a child choose not to go to dad's

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    At what age can a child in PA legally decide she does not want to go to dad's on his weekend?

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    I know here in NJ you can bring the child to court at the age of 13 with the judges consent and the child can state why they don't want to see the father and the judge can make a decision. I don't know if it works that way in PA but I would call your county court or a family attorney and just ask. I personally hired a child advocate attorney with my situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJNJmom View Post
    I know here in NJ you can bring the child to court at the age of 13 with the judges consent and the child can state why they don't want to see the father and the judge can make a decision. I don't know if it works that way in PA but I would call your county court or a family attorney and just ask. I personally hired a child advocate attorney with my situation.
    And that is a TERRIBLE thing to do to a child. How about trying counseling, etc. first? Seriously - very bad parenting. IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJNJmom View Post
    I know here in NJ you can bring the child to court at the age of 13 with the judges consent and the child can state why they don't want to see the father and the judge can make a decision. I don't know if it works that way in PA but I would call your county court or a family attorney and just ask. I personally hired a child advocate attorney with my situation.
    it is still the JUDGE making a decision - the child doesn't get to just choose to not visit on their own.

    Still, for the OP - Is the child in counseling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJNJmom View Post
    I know here in NJ you can bring the child to court at the age of 13 with the judges consent and the child can state why they don't want to see the father and the judge can make a decision. I don't know if it works that way in PA but I would call your county court or a family attorney and just ask. I personally hired a child advocate attorney with my situation.
    Tell ya what - what-say you NOT post information when you have no clue, k?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigner View Post
    Tell ya what - what-say you NOT post information when you have no clue, k?
    UM Smart person that you are the OP asked a question and I stated that in NJ that's what you can do...as for my situation and my parenting I didn't give all the details because my child is in counseling and my child was referred to a child advocate attorney and this is what I learned. SO how about you get over yourself and pay attention I stated in NJ that's what can be done. That's all it's a free country last I checked, and there was nothing wrong with what I said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJNJmom View Post
    UM Smart person that you are the OP asked a question and I stated that in NJ that's what you can do...as for my situation and my parenting I didn't give all the details because my child is in counseling and my child was referred to a child advocate attorney and this is what I learned. SO how about you get over yourself and pay attention I stated in NJ that's what can be done. That's all it's a free country last I checked, and there was nothing wrong with what I said.
    This thread is not about Jersey Shore and therefore not helpful at all. Now if you continue to post misinformation I will start reporting your posts to the moderator. While you may live in a free country this forum is not the free-for-all that you are making it out to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJNJmom View Post
    UM Smart person that you are the OP asked a question and I stated that in NJ that's what you can do...as for my situation and my parenting I didn't give all the details because my child is in counseling and my child was referred to a child advocate attorney and this is what I learned. SO how about you get over yourself and pay attention I stated in NJ that's what can be done. That's all it's a free country last I checked, and there was nothing wrong with what I said.
    Because our OP is NOT IN NEW JERSEY! As such, you are giving misleading information. If you don't know the answer, then keep the fingers off the keyboard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJNJmom View Post
    UM Smart person that you are the OP asked a question and I stated that in NJ that's what you can do...as for my situation and my parenting I didn't give all the details because my child is in counseling and my child was referred to a child advocate attorney and this is what I learned. SO how about you get over yourself and pay attention I stated in NJ that's what can be done. That's all it's a free country last I checked, and there was nothing wrong with what I said.
    Oh wait... did PA and NJ merge? Dang, Christie is one powerful dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigner View Post
    Because our OP is NOT IN NEW JERSEY! As such, you are giving misleading information. If you don't know the answer, then keep the fingers off the keyboard!
    Again all I said was that is how it is here and that they should ask again bashed for a comment i didn't give advice I stated that because maybe that is something the OP wants to look into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJNJmom View Post
    Again all I said was that is how it is here and that they should ask again bashed for a comment i didn't give advice I stated that because maybe that is something the OP wants to look into.
    You WILL be called out for proving misleading info. NJ has NOTHING to do with PA. Get it? Here, let me say it again...NJ has NOTHING to do with PA.

    It does people no good for you to spout off irrelevant (and misleading-if-not-false) info based on your singular experience in a totally different jurisdiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJNJmom View Post
    Again all I said was that is how it is here and that they should ask again bashed for a comment i didn't give advice I stated that because maybe that is something the OP wants to look into.
    It does NOT matter what happens in NEW JERSEY. The poster is NOT in New Jersey, therefore, either post relevant information about the poster's state or keep the fingers from typing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJNJmom View Post
    Again all I said was that is how it is here and that they should ask again bashed for a comment i didn't give advice I stated that because maybe that is something the OP wants to look into.
    You really don't get it, do you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJNJmom View Post
    I know here in NJ you can bring the child to court at the age of 13 with the judges consent and the child can state why they don't want to see the father and the judge can make a decision. I don't know if it works that way in PA but I would call your county court or a family attorney and just ask. I personally hired a child advocate attorney with my situation.
    YOU ARE AN IDIOT. Completely and totally. Bye bye post. QUIT POSTING INCORRECT INFORMATION.
    Parents should remember 3 things: Love your kids more than you hate your ex; when you have children the relationship with the other parent is until death; your children determine what type of nursing home you end up in.
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