What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? I currently reside in Texas. During our (Michigan) divorce in 2002, I was awarded residential custody of son. When I moved to Texas in 2007, I was not aware that I needed permission to move. I lost residential custody to the father. Child wanted to still live in Michigan with grandmother, so I did not fight it. Father is custodial parent and I have the "Michigan Schedule" visitation. I also pay child support (timely). I pay for all transportation from Michigan to Houston. Last summer, my son suggested to me about staying in Texas. I told him that it would be something that we would need to discuss with dad. He said nevermind, it will just make him angry. Nothing else was said. A few weeks ago while speaking with him on the phone, he asked if he could come live with me. I asked if there was anything wrong and he said he missed me and would really like to be with me. I told him that we needed to speak to dad. He called me a couple days later and said that he mentioned to his dad that he wanted to spend a school year with me. My son was so upset. Dad was furious and was ranting that I left him (my son) and didn't care about him or else I would not have left (my family is from Texas). Dad and I are prior military and his family lives in Michigan (where we were during our marriage and where the original order is done). My question is what do I do for my 13 year old son who wants to live with me so badly. I had him for the first half of his life and dad has had him for the last half. Dad does not work and lives in grandma's basement. "He spends alot of time on the computer talking to girls" is what my son tells me. I have tried to talk to dad about this and try to come to an agreement but he just starts yeling and I am afraid to get him too upset at our son. I paid for the round trip flight already and he is flying in tomorrow for 30 days. My son has already told me that he "will not" get back on the plane to go back to dad. Help me?