Q: I have soul custody of my 4 children. I want to let the oldest one who is 15 go live with his mother.
I agreed to let him go live with his mother. When she tried to register him in school in the district she is in they told her he couldn't go to school there because I have soul custody. I want to give her 1/2 custody or custody of him alone. He was already living with her but she moved and this school says she has to have partial custody. The school she had him in before she moved didn't say that. And when he moved back over here because he couldn't go to school where she is living now, they didn't even ask me for any custody papers. I just enrolled him. He can't go live with his mom because the school won't let him go there. I didn't want to go through some court trial over all my kids because I want to let one kid go. Perhaps there is a paper I can sign letting the school know I agreed to let him live with his mother without having to go through a custody dispute over ALL my kids.
A: You can file to voluntarily grant her joint custody of him without going to court. An attorney usually can handle this for you without going to court fairly inexpensively. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the procedure and costs associated with this.
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