i have had custody of my son since he was 3. my ex and i have joint custody but he lives with me and frequently does not want to go for the everyother weekend visits. He will occasionally go for half of a summer (but not often). My son is in my home more than hers. she is a resident alien, her english is not that good, she never really worked and does not work now. she is on social security because of manic depression. she was in drug and alchohol treatment back in 2002. she has been arressted twice, once in 1999 (that is why i have primary custody) and once after that for possesion of stolen property. she is now saying that she wants to take me to court because our son is 12 and he can decide who he wants to live with. Is this true? I re married back in 2002. I work, my wife works, we have my son, my wifes son and a son together. We own a home and provide a stable enviornemnt for him. My wife and i are very acive in his schooling, he plays all sports etc. Would a court actually consider giving her custody? I cant afford an attorney but dont qualify for financial assistance. I just need to know if i should seek legal council or not. I just need to know if i should be worried about losing custody.
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