I am divorced 5 years, sharing joint legal/physical custody (no child support required by either parent) of our 12 year old. I'm remarried 2 years, my ex recently remarried. I am a physician and my husband is going to medical school next year in which we will have to move out of state. My ex-husband is a stay at home dad but financially secure as he married into some money. My daughter has half-siblings at both households. Neither her father nor I have financial, legal, drug, or any other "issues." My daughter has a good relationship with both of us so there is no "clear cut" parent that is the "better" choice. How much impact does the child's wishes have? If she chooses to move out of state is it recognized by the court or is more weight put on staying where she has been living?
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