15 yr old lives with custodial parent (CP) almost 100% since 08/2012. No issues raised until child visited non-custodial parent (NC) and decided they wanted to live & and go to school where NC lives (another county). 1 objection to is NC travels for work & will be leaving child with relative for the 3+ weeks they travel; this is a frequent occurrence and part of NC's job. Is this in the best interest of the child? NC has promised child car at 16, bigger bedroom, etc... School starts this week & NC is "respecting child's wishes" by not allowing CP to pick up child. This is going for mediation, which is scheduled for a time when NC is traveling for work (not known until after date was set). What recourse does CP have? Child is now claiming to be uncomfortable with CP - never an issue before.Child claims to be afraid CP will keep child in the school and not allow them to return to be enrolled in NC district. Step parents are involved on both sides and child states no longer comfortable around CP stepparent (never an issue before). Original custody agreement is 50/50 week on week off.
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