My mom is okay with me living with him.
It shouldn't take long at all and might not require a court date. Your dad should get a lawyer and have the lawyer draft the necessary paperwork for your mother to sign. The paperwork can then be filed with the court making everything nice and legal. Please note, that your mother can allow you to live with your dad while this matter is pending; however, he will have a hard time enrolling you in school by him unless legal documents are signed.
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Things could move quickly if all parties agree. They will likely move more smoothly if you have the assistance of a lawyer. Depending on the circumstances of your parents' prior relationship, namely whether they were married; whether parentage was established; the terms of child support; etc.; there could be some issues that should be addressed from the outset to be most efficient. It is possible to file what is typically referred to as a joint motion for the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities.
If the conditions in your mother's home are such that an emergency exists, your father can get what is known as an ex parte order of temporary custody. This can be done very quickly. Since your mother is not opposed to your father having custody of you, a grant of legal custody will not take long. Good luck. Jeff Milbauer, Middletown, Ohio
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