First, I am happy to see that you understand and appareciate the need for therapy for children who are the subject of a divorce. I understand from your post that your children were traumatized by the custody situation. It is important to promote a healthy visitation schedule between your children and their father, even when they say that they do not want to go. If there is abuse, you should immediately seek a modification of the order to supervised visitation. Otherwise, you need to promote your children’s visitation by saying positive things about the other parent, telling the children to visit as often as possible, and suggesting fun things their father can do with the children if he requires your assistance concerning his behavior as a parent. The court may wonder why young children do not want to visit with the other parent and may believe that some alienation is occuring.
I wish you the best of luck with this situation and hope that your children keep doing well with their therapy.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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