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Old 06-21-2017, 12:29 PM   #1
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G'morning.. well to make a long story short, I fought for custody of my 2 children, now 17&14. This was a couple years ago. I will try to make this short. She, against my wishes, pulled both children out of public school and put them in Florida virtual school. needless to say it was a total failure. She stopped even making sure they even attended classes and by the end of the school year they were 80+ lessons behind with straight F's. Needless to say, she out lawyered my lawyer and some how she was able to keep custody of the children then able to move out of state. Yeah Florida!!!

With that being said, my son is 17 now and going into the 11th grade. When I was 12 I was put in front of a judge and asked who I wanted to live with. Can child do the same now? If my son tells me he wants to live with me, do I have a leg to stand on to make this happen?

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Each state and court does it differently. You need to see a lawyer who works that area and court. Here the child has no real in court say until age 18. But, parents can and sometimes do allow them the choices.
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Each state and court does it differently. You need to see a lawyer who works that area and court. Here the child has no real in court say until age 18. But, parents can and sometimes do allow them the choices.
I agree with it, courts have different decisions on child custody in other states. while other courts consider a number of factors, but the main consideration is always the child's "best interests" though its quite difficult to determine. I think, the older your child is, the more likely that the court will listen. Like in Georgia , one of the more progressive states in this regard – sets the age at 14. It really depends.
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