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I am currently going through a divorce. My son is 5 and my

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Hello - I am currently going through a divorce. My son is 5 and my husband wants to move to another state. My son will remain with me. We have discussed having my son have the opportunity to live with his dad in the future- since we are not doing a 50/50 custody situation now..and it is likely we will never live in the same location. We are working on a coparenting agreement. My husband wants to put language in the agreement that would indicate a required move at the end of 6th grade with him. We both know circumstances could change in the next 7 years, He could be remarried- i could be remarried, we could live elsewhere. Are there any suggested ways of addressing such a switch at the end of 6th grade? and how to we make sure that our sons "wishes" are taken into consideration then considering he will have an opinion, and should be able to express it- but ultimately it should be up to us as parents to decide what is best.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 6 months ago.

Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. It is hard to anticipate what the future will hold, as you shared above. As such, it would be difficult to say if X, Y and Z, happened then A would result. However, you can put language that if the parents can not agree, informally, that the parties shall be required to attend mediation, in hopes that a third party can step in and help to resolve this. If not, then the parties will be required to proceed through the court and let the Judge decide, knowing that it is impossible to know how the Judge will rule. Yes, you can speak with your son and listen to him but at the end of the day, you and your husband have to agree or the Judge needs to decide.

Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 6 months ago.

Do you think he would agree to something like this?