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    SINGLE DAD 1 is offline Junior Member
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    My Son wants to live with me. How do I make it happen?

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? I live in Massachusetts. I have been divorced for two years. I have a house around the corner from their moms house. I have 3 children. My 14year old boy wants to live with me. He has lived here for two weeks now. I still pay full custody. Will the Judge allow this? How do I start the process ? How do I get custody fixed?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SINGLE DAD 1 View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? I live in Massachusetts. I have been divorced for two years. I have a house around the corner from their moms house. I have 3 children. My 14year old boy wants to live with me. He has lived here for two weeks now. I still pay full custody. Will the Judge allow this? How do I start the process ? How do I get custody fixed?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?
    first question. what does mom say about this?

    eta: was this two years ago divorce with the mom of the 14 year old?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isis1 View Post
    first question. what does mom say about this?

    eta: was this two years ago divorce with the mom of the 14 year old?
    The mom does not want him to live with me.. Yes over two years divorced
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    Quote Originally Posted by SINGLE DAD 1 View Post
    The mom does not want him to live with me.. Yes over two years divorced


    You need a change in circumstance.

    He's been with you two weeks - if Mom wants him back, he goes back to Mom. Period. Even if.

    If you keep him past your court-ordered parenting time, you can get into quite a bit of trouble.

    And if custody isn't already established, Mom has status quo on her side anyway.

    So - what's the CoC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SINGLE DAD 1 View Post
    The mom does not want him to live with me.. Yes over two years divorced
    then you'll need a change of circumstance. such as mom is unfit. is the child clothed? fed? medically cared for? educationally provided for? if you answer yes to all of those questions, there is no change of circumstance.

    and the child being with you for two weeks this summer is NOT a change of custody.

    and since you live so close to mom, i'd count on 50/50 custody much better than full custody. and 50/50 is granted when mom AND dad work together.

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