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i have a son that is ten years old. His mother has custody of him. i pay the required amount of child support. the custody order allows me to c him every other weekend. i recently found out he has failed the 2nd grade and is on the way of failing the third grade. I as mother if i the child can live with me , so he can go to a better school with smaller class size of course she said no. Do i have legal grounds to change custody to where as we split the time with my son.
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Good evening. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. The Judge is always going to act in the best interest of the child. With that being said, if you can show/convince the Judge that your son will be better with you at this time, as a result of the issue with his schooling and that you can provide a better environment, you do have a good faith basis to motion the court to modify custody. You can ask that there be shared/joint custody, to allow this to happen, so there is nothing wrong with presenting this to the Judge for consideration.

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