WA Do I Have to Visit My Mother Under Family Law?

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Heidee

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I'm 14 and I've recently moved out to live with my nan. My mother is mentally abusive towards me and is unstable. She still wants me to visit. Do I legally have to under Family Law?
 

sammy01

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Ok, so generally the opinion here is for grown ups, but in my opinion, you have no obligation to visit your mum until a court makes orders that say you have to.

I would suggest you think about your options. What about if you agree for mum to come to your Nan's place for dinner once a week?
 

AllForHer

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@Heidee, if there are no Court orders for your care arrangements, then there is nothing in the law that forces you to spend time with your mother.

If there are Court orders for your care arrangements, however, the situation might become a little more complex. Do you know if there are any Court orders in place for your care arrangements?

Even though you are living with your nan, your mum still has legal responsibility for you until you turn 18. This means that her consent will be needed for things such as major medical decisions, passport applications and similar.