my mom doesn't want me to live with my dad. she has full custody. i want to move out at 17 and go live with my dad.
We receive this question all the time on AVVO. Sit down and discuss your differences at length with your parents. You won't like the long-term affect if you move out on bad terms and you really don't have a strong legal position until 18.
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In order to change an existing custody order it is necessary to obtain a Judgment of Modification from the court. In Missouri, a minor can not simply decide to live with the other parent if the parent having custody objects. However, your custodial preference, is a factor in a judges' decision regarding a request to modify. The older the minor the more weight a judge usually gives to a minor's custodial preference. I am sure your mother loves you and wants what she believes is best for you and I am sure your father feels the same. Your parents need to discuss the issue and I hope jointly agree on what is best in your situation. A family counselor might help everyone with this issue. Take care.