My question involves a child custody case from the State of: California
I am posting this because I just found out from my husband that my step son wants to move to his moms. Currently, he visits his mom the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekend along with half of holidays and half of summer.
The reason he gave to my husband is so he can see his brother more.
His mom isn't the best, but could be worse. She manipulates him constantly and makes him feel guilty if he wants to do things besides go to her house, or activities that would interrupt her time. She doesn't involved herself in anything step son does: baseball, school awards and concerts, etc.... I don't know if it matters but her other son who she has had primary for his entire life (9 years) isn't the best of kids. He gets bad grades, is out of control. Step son tells us that he and his brother constnatly fight, play fight up there. But his "play fight" is kicking each other in the balls, body slamming, punching, kicking, etc. To me, this isn't really what brothers do.. it seems extreme.
He is 11 years old right now, 12 in August... and the mom is convinced that he can choose where he wants to live when he is 12. Nothing is wrong at our house (he isn't being neglected or abused).
What are the chances? My husband has had primary custody of him for almost 8 years.... His mother first got visitation 4 years ago and joint custody 3 years ago....