ok- we got custody of my stepson when he turned 16 and now hes 18, hes been getting into alot of trouble lately and hes in school still (for special needs children but hes not really mentally challenged hes just a little slow) and now that hes been getting in trouble with us now hes saying he wants to go live with his mother but shes telling him that she cant because his father has custody of him and they would need to go back to court and get everything transfered over (i know shes just telling him this because she really doesnt want him around because she cant handle him) but my question is would we really have to go to court with him being 18? I mean, technically he is considered an adult so if she wanted him to live with her he should be able to right?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:10 AM on May. 11, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on May. 11, 2009
I'm guessing, because I can't see your court order, but in this case the mom's probably right, but only by a technicality.
Most court orders stipulate that custody agreements (Including child support, visitation, etc) are in effect until the child is 18 or until they graduate from high school, whichever is later.
This doesn't sound like your problem, but in some states the standard custody agreement includes stipulations for college, as well.
But yes, it sounds like she doesn't want to be bothered by parenting her own kid.
Answer by Avarah at 11:53 AM on May. 11, 2009