My son does not want to return to his mother
's house and wants to live with me. His mom and I have been trying to agree on a custody modification to make this happen over the last few months until recently she has decided to back out and states he needs to come back there and live with her. My son has repeatedly informed her that he will be better off with
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: me. Iowa is the state. He has been staying with me all summer and she has not visited him once. In the last year, he has experienced emotional issues at school and has even been hospitalized multiple times. The discussion was that he move with me to start over and get a fresh start for high school.
JA: Because education law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: This is a custody issue. My problem is since she is backing out, I would need to proceed with filing for custody. So what can I do in the mean time? Can she legally make him go back with her? Will I suffer any repercussions by keeping him with me?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Scheduled to on Monday but she claims she is coming to get him on Sunday and he is telling her he doesn't want to go.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: The biggest reason she is backing out of our modification discussion is she can't afford child support
and needs my child support to maintain her selfish lifestyle. She has already stated she can't afford to pay it. Some other reasons he needs to come live with me, is she is never home. Very selfish lifestyle and spends nothing on my son. He eats alone every night at her house which he has to eat frozen dinners etc..while she works out at the gym and eats out with her husband. He's never been allowed to be in any extra curricular activities. He has now seen after this summer what kind of opportunities and family life I can give him