My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Texas
I'll keep this short and sweet: Since 2002 I have been ordered into the primary custody of my mother and secondary custody with my father. My father is verbally abusive and his home is a toxic environment for my brother and I to live in.
I was wondering what the legal rights of a 17-year-old are in this case.
Emancipation, I know, is out of the question. At 14 I know a child can choose whom he (my brother) lives with primarily, but at 17 I am unsure if I can refuse vistation; or if there was some sort of due process to remove myself from his home permanently. My mother, brother, maternal family, and paternal family are all behind me on this.
Please help me.