My question involves a child custody case from the State of: MO original order but custodial moved to TX
I have my 13 year old son for summer vacation. My ex has physical custody. In our original order I was responsible for transportation but we only lived an hour away from eachother. 4 years ago my ex sent me certified mail saying he was moving to Texas. He then presented me with a paper he typed up saying how he wanted visitation to go. I did not sign this nor a judge. My son recently told his father that he wanted to live with me and since then its been non stop harassment. I know that I can't just keep him and will deal with the custody issue through the court system. My ex believes its me pressuring my son to say he wants to stay. I just want my son to be happy whether its with me or with his father. I do not pressure him or try to make him choose. My issue is that in our original order he was to return home 2 weeks prior to school starting and that I am responsible for transportation. Since his move to texas we have usually just come to an agreement on a day to return with no problem, and we meet half way. Since my son stated he wanted to live here my ex has tried demanding that he come immediatly, which i said no. Then he said Sept. 1st, due to my son being home schooled this year there was no rush. Now he says the 25th I have to meet him or he will press kidnapping charges on me. I am not well off financially. I have to save up for these trips. I told him that I can not meet him on the 25th. I can meet him on the 1st of September. I am not refusing to return my son. I am just refusing to do it on the day he wants. Since he is the one that moved am I even responsible for cost of returning him?