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You definitely have the ability to fight the petition for custody by filing an opposition to the petition. In your papers you can point out why the custody change is not a good idea and why the child's best interests are met by your retention of custody.
Although not dispositive, the judge has the discretion to consider your son's opinions in the matter. At the age of 14, your son definitely has a concept of what it means to live in one location over another. He may not understand the implications, but a judge may find that he is old enough to appreciate the decision.
The judge will listen to all arguments, consider the evidence and make a ruling that is in the best interests of your son.
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