Teen refuses to visit dad, threatens to never forgive him if he takes grandparents to court

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A teenage girl is caught in the middle of a custody issue as her mom battles ovarian cancer. Her dad demands visitation rights despite her wanting to spend more time with her sick mom. The girl's grandparents have temporary custody and support her decision to stay with her mom. The dad threatens to take legal action, but the girl stands up for herself and her mom. What would you do in her situation?

Heartbreaking story of a teen dealing with her dying mother.

cool_tiger11 | cool_tiger11

Grandparents granted temporary custody during mom's cancer treatment.

cool_tiger11 | cool_tiger11

Weekends with dad and step-family outweigh potential legal disputes.

cool_tiger11 | cool_tiger11

Uncomfortable sleeping arrangements cause tension with dad and stepfamily 😴

cool_tiger11 | cool_tiger11

Teen prioritizes time with mom over dad causing family tension

cool_tiger11 | cool_tiger11

Teen caught in the middle of family drama and court agreement 💔

cool_tiger11 | cool_tiger11

Teen threatens to never forgive dad for taking grandparents to court

cool_tiger11 | cool_tiger11

A teen's custody battle between dad and grandparents explained 🤔

cool_tiger11 | cool_tiger11

Teen refuses to visit dad during mom's hospice ✨

A 16-year-old girl is caught in the middle of a family dispute as her father insists on her visiting him, despite her desire to spend as much time as possible with her mother who is on home hospice for ovarian cancer. The girl's grandparents have temporary custody and support her decision to prioritize spending time with her mother. However, the father threatens legal action if he is not able to see his daughter. The girl stands her ground and threatens to never forgive her father if he takes her grandparents to court while her mother is on hospice. The situation raises questions about the importance of family court orders versus the emotional needs of a family during a difficult time. Keep reading to see what others have to say about the situation.

Stepmom calls OP a 'brat' for wanting to see dying mom. NTA.

Bitter-Conflict-4089 | Bitter-Conflict-4089

Teen wants to spend limited time with mom, stepmom threatens court 🤔

finallyinfinite | finallyinfinite

Teen refuses to visit dad amidst legal threats over grandparents.

Dizzy_Yard7671 | Dizzy_Yard7671

Grandparents and dying mother, a father's foolishness exposed 😔💔

Slight-Bar-534 | Slight-Bar-534

Stepmom overstepping boundaries in custody battle. NTA for standing up.

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Commenter supports OP, and replies point out custody issues.

professionalmeangirl | professionalmeangirl

Supportive comment encourages spending time with mom and documenting events. 🤗

KittKatt7179 | KittKatt7179

Heartbreaking situation as a 16-year-old is caught in the middle of a custody battle and trying to spend as much time with their dying mother as possible. The father threatening to take custody actions is unforgivable. #NTA 💔

5115E | 5115E

Teen handles dad's selfishness during mom's hospice with grace 🙌

Guilty_Hunter9304 | Guilty_Hunter9304

Commenter suspects father has ulterior motives, advises legal precautions ⚖️

The_Amazing_Username | The_Amazing_Username

Dad should prioritize child's needs over his own. ⭐

TheFireOfPrometheus | TheFireOfPrometheus

Father and stepmom lack empathy for teen's hospice situation. NTA.

SauronOMordor | SauronOMordor

Heartbreaking NTA comment about losing a mother to cancer and COVID-19.

wyck76 | wyck76

Encouraging words, advising to get legal custody before mother passes. 🤞

Natural_Garbage7674 | Natural_Garbage7674

Empathetic comment suggests coffee break with dad for mental respite ☕

DoozleWoozle | DoozleWoozle

Grandparents' greed threatens to ruin family's relationships. NTA.

Sooveritinla | Sooveritinla

Supportive comment for OP dealing with family drama 💛

Amiedeslivres | Amiedeslivres

Commenter receives validation for their reasonable response 👍

Flat_Shame_2377 | Flat_Shame_2377

Supportive comment, no replies. 🤝

FutureJakeSantiago | FutureJakeSantiago

Protect your inheritance and ask about social security benefits 💰

NefariousnessNeat679 | NefariousnessNeat679

Heartwarming support for a teenager dealing with a dying mother ❤️

NappingIsMyJam | NappingIsMyJam

Supportive comment for teen dealing with difficult parent. 🙌

SeaAd6564 | SeaAd6564

Supportive comment shows empathy towards OP's difficult situation 💛

National-Zombie3303 | National-Zombie3303

"Dad" takes grandparents to court, teen chooses to cut ties 🤷‍♀️

fyrdude58 | fyrdude58

NTA. Father sees you as an object, not a person. Bonus a-hole stepmom. Cherish time with mom.

TurtleTheMoon | TurtleTheMoon

Seek legal advice, your preference matters. Don't blame yourself. NTA 💼

kevwelch | kevwelch

Supportive comment, suggests disallowing grandparents from funeral, sad situation 😔

dheffe01 | dheffe01

Commenter sympathizes with teen, calls out dad and stepmom 🤬

[deleted] | [deleted]

16-year-old rightfully defends grieving process against dad's tantrum. 🙌

NightTimely1029 | NightTimely1029

16-year-old makes own decision, dad's threats not helpful 💪

Stone_Bucket | Stone_Bucket

Supportive comment suggests seeking legal advice to protect inheritance 💼

Mishy162 | Mishy162

Avoid the courtroom drama and seek legal advice. NTA 😉

splbm | splbm

Compassion for loss of a mother, NTA for wanting time.

First_Luck8040 | First_Luck8040

Legal advice for teen caught between grandparents and insensitive father 😔

Msmediator | Msmediator

Teen not at fault, supports grandparents over parents ❤️

ShalnarkRyuseih | ShalnarkRyuseih

Compassionate support for a family in turmoil ❤️

Potential_Emotion_30 | Potential_Emotion_30

Empathetic support for someone battling ovarian cancer ❤️

Similar_Corner8081 | Similar_Corner8081

Take control of your life and don't let anyone dictate it 💪

AttentionRoyal2276 | AttentionRoyal2276

Supportive comment acknowledges difficulties during hospice care 💛

inkyturtleee | inkyturtleee

Protecting grandparents from greedy father and stepmother ❤️

bluepvtstorm | bluepvtstorm

Dad and stepmom failed to support teen during a difficult time 😔

Bonjovirls1 | Bonjovirls1

Holding dad accountable for legal action during mom's hospice 🙅‍♀️

SlinkyMalinky20 | SlinkyMalinky20

Supportive comment. 🤝

Knife-yWife-y | Knife-yWife-y

Dad's actions are causing pain, stepmom's insults add insult to injury 😔

Palendrome_Syndrome | Palendrome_Syndrome

Consulting a lawyer is key 🔑 for custody battles. 🤝

Remarkable_Buyer4625 | Remarkable_Buyer4625

Divorced parent supports OP's decision to spend time with dying dad ❤️

Necessary-Elk-7504 | Necessary-Elk-7504

Protect your interests with a lawyer, not the a**hole. 😎

Professional_Bread66 | Professional_Bread66

Child's father denied basic visitation requirements. Therapy may help.

simplewilddog | simplewilddog

Heartless dad and stepmom demand time during teen's mom's cancer battle 😡 NTA

Sunny_Daze_Ahead | Sunny_Daze_Ahead

Document everything and protect your future. 📝

EmpireStateOfBeing | EmpireStateOfBeing

Teen defends decision to prioritize dying mom over stepfamily's wishes 🙌

RoseDeadInside | RoseDeadInside

Teen receives support for refusing to visit dad with stepmom.

SaraAmis | SaraAmis

Former caseworker questions dad's motives, calls out stepmother's involvement 🤔

NMDogwood76 | NMDogwood76

Consider legal options for living with grandparents after mother's passing 💜

Mum_of_rebels | Mum_of_rebels

Support for NTA who prioritized dying parent over disrespectful stepmom 👏

Cybermagetx | Cybermagetx

Supportive comment towards teen's refusal to visit dad.

Pumpkinkra | Pumpkinkra

Teen stands up for own rights against grandparents in court threat.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Heartbreaking situation. Dad's selfishness is cruel. You're NTA. ❤️

hazelle33 | hazelle33

Get your own place before it's too late! 🏠

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Supportive commenter validates OP's feelings about dad's behavior.

BeastOGevaudan | BeastOGevaudan

Take control of your own time and feelings. You're NTA.

winesis | winesis

Compassionate advice to an estranged teenager. ❤

Classic_Phrase4345 | Classic_Phrase4345

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