Issues with Teenager not wanting to live with father
I am not yet a step parent but I live with my boyfriend and we plan to be together permanently after his divorce is final. Right now we are dealing with his 15 year old daughter who he just got temporary custody of until May. She is currently living in Florida with her mother (we are in Indiana) but did not talk or see her dad for 2 years. The court awarded him visitation, 1 week every month (she does online school). She came July, August, September and October but refused to come November, December and January. The judge was not happy and awarded my boyfriend temporary custody until dissolution hearing in May.
She is refusing to come and states she will kill her herself if she has to come live with him. It is clear the mother fills her head with nonesense and the divorce is very ugly. His other 23 year old step daughter caused so much drama that once my boyfriend put his foot down, she refuses to speak to us.
I'm worried that when the daughter gets up to Indiana all hell will break lose. The family is full of drama and the mother is the ring leader. I stay with my boyfriend but I do still have a house (again until the divorce is final, we are in limbo on what to do).
Has anyone else experienced this? I'm having a tough time as I hate drama but love my boyfriend. I'm worried what we are in for when she comes, although my boyfriend says he will not put up with disrespect and he is the parent.
I think there is more coming from the mom too, we even looked up the age for emanicipation because we see that coming. Will a judge allow a 15 year old to decide where she wants to live?
My boyfriend doesn't want to force her to be there, he just wants time with her and since she refused to do her visits, the judge stated that she live with the father.
We are preparing for the worse, I hope it doesnt get to that, but i saw the actions of the older child and I'm bracing myself.