I live in Michigan. I share custody, both legal and physical, of my three children with my ex-wife. My oldest girl, 15, really just wants to live with her mother, while the boys (13 and 11) identify more with me, but obviously love their mother. No problem there. However, now my job is moving out of State and I would like to take the boys with me and have offered to pay for all travel at Christmas and for half of the summer, and again in the Spring, but she refuses. I am assuming that as the parent who is moving I am out of luck and while a cooperative agreement would be the best thing all around, does anyone know with the boys' ages if the courts would consider letting me take them as primary custodian...all other things being equal. They have lived here all of their lives and therefore this is where they are established which counts for a lot. To what degree will the courts consider their opinions? My daughter, I believe, should have a say at her age and identifies more with her mother. I don't want to waste time and effort and spend good will if it is a lost cause. Any thoughts???