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Does anyone know at what age a child in South Carolina can go before a judge and ask to live with one parent or the other? My ex wife and I share joint 50-50 custody of our 11 year old son. However he would like to come stay with me more, as much as possible, actually. He has told many people this, so I am reasonably sure he is basing it on his own feelings. I would really love such a change, as we always have great times together and I feel that I put many times more effort into his education, sports , health and general recreation. There is a lot of fussing at her house. At her home he gets yelled at and threatened with spankings and other forms of non physical punishment for simply asking for help on every day needs. She has to be forced to take him to any sports more than once a week, she yells when he asks for help on home work or to go outside and play. He hates it at her home. I have a solid income, do not drink or smoke and spend tons of my time with one of the greatest ,brightest and kindest kids on earth! I am single and she married the guy she commited adultry with. What should we do folks? Do we need to wait until he is 12 or 13? Would dss be an option, do we even have a reasonalbe chance or will this have to remain a joint custody life for him? Which, by the way, I am all for in cases where both parents are doing a good job of child raising.