What can I do if I am divorced and my son is 16 he wants to live me? 11 Answers as of June 24, 2013

Ask a Local Attorney. 100% Anonymous. Free Answers.

Free Case Evaluation by a Local Lawyer: Click here
Webster & Associates | Anita Webster
Get the agreement of the other parent or file a court action for custody.This response is intended to provide general information only and is not a substitute for speaking to an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 6/24/2013
Glenn Milgraum PC
Glenn Milgraum PC | Glenn P. Milgraum
If there is a custody Order in place and you are the non-custodial parent, you would have to bring a motion for change of custody, or get the custodial parent to agree to the change. Keep in mind that such a change will by necessity change any child-support Orders.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 6/21/2013
Elizabeth Jones, A Professional Corporation
Elizabeth Jones, A Professional Corporation | Elizabeth Jones
Your 16 year old can have a voice and has a right to address the court. The decision,however, is not his since he is still a minor. A court would decide based on the best interests of the child. Have you discussed this with the other parent?
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/20/2013
Darrell B. Reynolds, P.C. | Darrell B. Reynolds
File for a change of custody.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 6/20/2013
GordenLaw, LLC
GordenLaw, LLC | Vanessa J. Gorden
You need to talk to an attorney to file a modification. You will need to prove substantial change in circumstances and your son's best interests show he should reside with you.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 6/20/2013
    Law Offices of Jill K. Whitbeck
    Law Offices of Jill K. Whitbeck | Jill K. Whitbeck
    You need to bring a motion to modify custody. There is much more involved than just where the child wants to live.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 6/20/2013
    John Russo | John Russo
    File a petition in the family court for change of placement, and state the reasons for the request along with your prayer.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 6/20/2013
    Law Office of Jay R. Mueller
    Law Office of Jay R. Mueller | Jay Mueller
    You could file a motion to modify the child custody or parenting plan and see if the Court is willing to do so.
    Answer Applies to: New Mexico
    Replied: 6/20/2013
    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    You file for a change of custody with the court if the other parent does not agree.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 6/20/2013
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
    If you are not the physical custodian, you need to file a Child support modification action. At your son's age he does have the right to select which parent he wants to live with.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/20/2013
Click to View More Answers: