Q: I have a 16 year old who no longer wants to live with there father. I have been to court several times.
Only reason the father wants our son is to keep from paying child support. I don't want it. They keep denying me but cant find me unfit
A: What the child wants is not really relevant nor is the fact that you have not be deemed to be unfit. The Court (or more specifically a Judge) makes their decision based on what they believe is best for the child under the current circumstances. You seemed to imply that you have attempted to get custody in the past but have been denied. If you have actually attempted a custody action with an attorney, you may want to consult with that attorney to see if anything has changed that might give you a better chance. If you attempted to get custody by representing yourself - that is more likely that not why you have been denied. Doing your own legal work, especially something as complex as a custody action is the functional equivalent of attempting to rebuild your car's transmission yourself if you aren't a mechanic. So if you have tried in the past yourself, you should definitely consult with a family law attorney who can review your current situation in more detail and lay out your options for you. Best of luck.
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