Q: Can i move in with my father?
I am almost 17. My mother and my father have joint custody but I was never able to see my dad, along with my sisters and stepmom because of my mom. My dad lives in missouri i live in louisiana. If my dad came and got me and took me in to live with him would I be forced to go back home?
A: You didn't say whether there's a judgment determining custody, but your statement that your parents have "joint custody" makes me assume that there is one. Your father would need to file a Rule to Modify Custody in the custody case asking the court to give him domiciliary custody. Your age and desire to live with him will play a big role in the judge's decision. If your father just came and got you without petitioning the court first, your father could get in trouble, and you could be forced to return home.
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