My mom moved me and my sister to California almost 6 years ago from Hawaii, my dad lives in Hawaii and we used to live in Hawaii, parents have been divorced since I was a newborn. My mom eaither has full custody or shared, in the court order when we moved to California the rules were, me and my sister fly back every summer and every other Christmas. Ive been sick to my stomach living here and my sister is graduating this year and moving in with my dad, which ive been wanting to do for the past 3-4 years. I hate living with my mom cause we only get along sometimes, we dont even live in our own house(we have no privacy), and I sometimes get suicidle. Id like to move with my dad now! But not sure how ill be able to do that, I need some advice or somewhere to start, living here is killing me!
You father can file for a change of custody. As of January 2012, a reasonable child of 12 or older has a right to address the court if he or she so chooses. If you are able to address the court, give reasoned responses as to why you want to live with Dad. Forget the drama such as "living here is killing me". The Court wants to know specifics of your relationship with your Mom and why it would be in your Best Interests to move to Hawaii to live with your father.
I'm sorry to hear that you are so unhappy in your present situation. Your Dad can file for a modification of child custody/visitation in the court where the current orders were issued. Till then please tell your Mom that you would like to speak to a therapist about the issues you are facing.
Note this answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on. Each situation is fact specific and court specific, and it is not possible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and court pleadings filed in the case. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship
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