My son will be turning 12 in May of 2006. Currently we have a 50/50 custody. The mother has our son during the week days from 8am till 5pm. I have him from 5pm till 8am and we trade week ends. The problem is our son is having issues with his mother's new husband and keeps asking me if he can live with me full time. He's having problems coping in school over this, and I think his mother has had him grounded for the past 4 months. (Not that this really matters) He has been very aggressive with her and very mouthy but he shows none of these signs with myself or his step mother at all. It's painfully clear he's troubled over this matter, what are my options?
Allow me to preface my answer to your question with the disclaimer that I am not licensed to practice law in the state of Wisconsin. You can file a Motion to Modify based upon your son's wishes (not controlling on the Court), her issues with him and any other rationale behind why the arrangement does not work. The court must decide what is in his best interests. Be sure there are good reasons behind his desires not just that you are cooler or nicer than mom. The court will want firm reasons.