My son wants to live with me and my current wife. My ex just sat him down with her mom and aunt and other adult family members and told him that he would NEVER live with me and he would never see his sister again. She's (11), she wants to stay with her mom and that is great, but my boy wants to live with me. She is scaring him to death and I need to know what I can do. Can I request a closed chamber so my son can tell the judge what he wants and none of us will know what is said that way he is safe in his thoughts and feelings? She just keeps threatening him about money and how hurt she is, which is understandable. Right now we have joint custody. I have Sunday to Sunday and she has Sunday to Sunday and each of us has a visit during the week, when the kids are with the other parent. We (me and My wife) are moving, and that is where this has come from. I am relocating with my company, I will be with the same company, in a new position. New town and state, but we are staying on the MO side, whil I work in Ks .
I am not licensed in your state. It is always recommended that you consult an attorney in your state as well. If you are relocating, the current schedule you have will not be feasible. The court will consider your child's best interest when determining custody. The court will also consider the reason for your move. I recommend addressing the move with the court before moving. You will need to show that moving the child from his current home, school, relatives, friends and mother is in his best interest.