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My son, soon to be 17 wants to live with me. My Ex and I have

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My son, soon to be 17 wants to live with me. My Ex and I have joint legal custody (he resides with her she has Physical custody) but she says no he can't. I don't want support and don't care if I keep paying her as she still as my youngest (13). What are my chances if I go back to court? She has in the past given me 2 of my other children, the fisrt was 14 at the time and the second was 15. Both are now adults 21 and 22.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.

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The child is subject to the custody order of the court until the child reaches the age of 18. However custody is subject to modification based upon a change in circumstances affecting the best interests of the child. The preference of a 17-year-old would be considered sufficient cause to petition the court for modification. A court will typically give great weight to a 17-year-olds preference.
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