Cincinnati, OH asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Education Law for Ohio

Q: I'm 16, am I able to change my custody to my mom from my dad to switch schools & get out of a bad environment wout court

So my dad just remarried a few years back and the house had became a terrible environment for me to live in. I get treated unfairly because my step siblings seem like they are the star of the show. They do things without permisson and get away with it but it would be totally different if it was me. Also my step mom has totally changed my dad and says stuff to him so that i would get in trouble. Im homeschooled and the school I want to go to is where my mom lives, and that means I would have to change my custody. Would I be able to get out of my dads to life with my mom without having to go to court?? I want to be in a good environment and be able to make friends since being homeschooled doesn't give me a good opportunity to make new friends.

1 Lawyer Answer

Joseph Jaap

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The court makes that determination. Your mother would have to file with the court to ask for a change. The court will take your desire into account, but might not agree to the change.

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