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My daughter is 14...

My daughter is 14 soon to be 15 and wants to come live with me. i already have my 13 year old son as it was said in my divorce that i have my son and my ex has my daughter but for many reasons she has herself she wants to live with me. how do i go about getting her.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Indiana

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No i was trying to do this without if i could

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not right off the top of my head

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Good morning. What is the mother's position on this? Why does your daughter want to live with you now as well?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I am the mother. She is being treated the same way i was that made me devorice their dad.
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Thank you for the reply. In a situation like this, you could motion the court and ask the Judge to modify custody and allow her to come live with you. The Judge is always going to act in the best interest of the child, so if the father is treating her poorly and you can provide better care and an improved home environment, the Judge could place the child with you. Moreover, at 14, she could speak with the Judge and express her concerns or have an advocate, speak on their behalf.

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