Q: My son is upset at me and decide he want to live with his father. He’s 15. Is there a way I can stop this! Please HELPme
His father is helping write letter, modifying documents and etc... what can I do to stop this? Do I even have a chance? He’s 15 but his father lives in a bad area and has a substance abuse problem. I don’t want to give up ... I know he’s 15 but he’s still a kid! Please help me.
A: If you are served with a modification action, you must answer it of course. As you seem to know already, Georgia allows children 14 and over to express their preference as to which parent they want to live with. That choice is presumptive and may be used to seek modification, time limitations excepting. However, if your son's choice is not in his best interests, the court may deny the petition. You may consider consulting with an attorney to discuss your options... and you should.
~ Kim Ebert, Attorney at Law, (678) 818-6543, serving Georgia, Florida, Hawaii and several Federal Districts.
Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer
A: As my colleague has pointed out, his wishes will be taken into consideration, but so will any facts suggesting it's not a good idea. You should consult with an attorney who can determine your options and help you address the modification action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
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