2 kids from a previous marriage 8 yo girl 14 yo boy. We currently have joint custody with 50/50 time sharing. Through a lot of coaching and bashing me my ex has convinced my son that he doesn’t want to live at my home and wants to stay with his mother full time.
There are a couple of issues in your question. First, the mother should not be "bashing" you to your son. If this is harming him, the courts will not allow her to continue that behavior. You can file a motion with the court to modify custody because of her bad behavior. If you don't wish to fight about that issue, you can allow your son to live with her full time. You can make a motion with the court to reduce your child support obligation because he's no longer living with you. Be aware you cannot just agree between yourselves to change the child support - if there is no formal court order changing the support you can be made to pay any amounts you did not pay that were actually court ordered. I suggest you meet with an attorney before you do anything to find out more about the process and the law of custody and support. Paying for a consultation can make a big difference for you. Since you have custody issues, this meeting can answer your questions and make sure you are protecting your relationship with your son.
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