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Legally, at 16, your son only has a right to express his wishes to the court, but if the court finds him living with dad is not in his best interests. The court can consider his wishes, but does not have to agree with them. If he is insisting, your plan is the most reasonable, temporary to try it out with the understanding that if his grades drop he comes back and you need to get that in writing with Dad. If dad refuses, you can refuse the change and force dad to go to court and you can present evidence to the court how this is not best for your child.
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If he is going to be living with the father, then during that time you would not be paying dad support, it would typically be suspended during that time. However, yes, that is likely why dad wants the address on the license. I would say if this is temporary, dad's address should not be on the license until it becomes permanent.