My question involves a child custody case from the State of: MI
I have been divorced for 2 years. I have sole physical custody of my 3 children, ages 15, 13, & 11, & joint legal custody. I just remarried & filed a motion for change of domicile, & my ex countered to change physical custody over to him. Iím trying to move 106 miles away into Indiana, so it's possible to keep the same alternate weekend visitation schedule that he has now. He also gets 1/2 the summer & 1/2 Christmas Break & every other Spring Break. He has a right to a Wednesday visit, but he just started exercising those when he found out I was going to file a motion for change of domicile. He only took 4 Wednesday visits all last schoolyear. What are my chances of getting the move approved & keeping custody of the kids? My oldest wants to stay in MI, my middle son is confused, & my youngest definitely wants to be with me.
There are a couple of other things that I'd like to mention. My ex was very controlling and still is. For example, we discussed driver's training for my oldest, and I said that I was waiting until I find out what's happening with our change of domicile. He didn't like that, and so he went behind my back and set up driver's training for my son and then just showed up on my doorstep and announced that that's what was going to happen. And obviously it was during my parenting time.
My ex also does something that disturbs me, and that is that he sleeps in my boys' room in the same bed as my 13 yr old son. The boys have bunkbeds, and the full-size on the bottom is my 13-yr-old's, but my ex doesn't own a bed, so he sleeps in there with my son everytime the children are there. Also, my ex is very money-conscious. For example, he has asked me several times to not ever get him reviewed for child support, and he has told me that he pays my salary (child support), so I work for him, and I'll do what he whats, when he wants. He also will not purchase even small things for the children that they need when they're there, like lead for their pencils if they run out. My ex is not happy that I remarried and there is another man in our children's lives. What are my chances of being able to move? And, what do you think my chances are of keeping custody of the children, even though 1 of them (maybe 2) wants to stay in Michigan? Thank you!