I have been battling with the decision to live with my dad for years now. We've gone to court twice over this since I was 10, and each time my mom guilted me into staying. I am now so tired of how she treats me and I sat down and talked with her about it but I got in trouble. My family is pretty "religious" and my stepdad and mom used the claim that Jesus wasn't comfortable/happy on the Cross, so I can't always be happy. They also proceeded to say that happiness is based on what's happening. I still believe that I should live with my dad and there's a reason for me always wanting to live with him, even though my mom made me ignore it. I was physically abused by mom for a while when I was younger, but now it is mainly emotional and verbal abuse. My mom practically ignores me and I am always to blame for something. Just today I got yelled at for accidentally dropping a towel in the stove after burning my hand, and she didn't even ask if I was ok. Not only has this treatment been reoccurring but the people around me have noticed how it affects me. Should I finally move in with my dad? Please answer ASAP, as I plan on moving this summer.
You write well for a fifteen year old. Keep studying, it is your key to a successful life. Your parents need to work this out in family law court. Repost this under family law or child custody. You will get the best answers there.
The ONLY way that custody changes is by order of the court. Your dad has to file that motion. You're opinion and preference will be considered by the judge.
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