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    Default Parent Refuses to Return 12 Year Old Child After Visitation Ended

    My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Texas

    My ex and myself have JMC, I am primary. My 12yr daughter who has lived with me for the last 4yrs now wants to live with her mother. This past weekend my daughter went to visit her mother during normal scheduled visitation, but when visitation ended her mother refused to return my her. I know at age 12yr the child can petition the court to choose which parent they want to live with, but that has not been done. What are my options?

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    Default Re: Parent Refuses to Return 12yr Child After Visitation Ended

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    My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Texas

    I know at age 12yr the child can petition the court to choose which parent they want to live with, but that has not been done. What are my options?
    This is incorrect, the child cannot petition the court at all. Her wishes may be taken into consideration if the mother files to change custody, however mother would have to file and show why it would be in child's best interest. Just because the child wants to live with mom doesn't mean that there is a significant change in circumstance.

    Go get your child.

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    Default Re: Parent Refuses to Return 12yr Child After Visitation Ended

    Ok i stand corrected on that issue, but what can i do to get her back?...what are my options?...call the cops?...call my lawyer, BOTH?

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    Default Re: Parent Refuses to Return 12yr Child After Visitation Ended

    The police won't intervene.

    Call your attorney.

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