SOMEONE HELP US!!!! My husband has been divorced for 12 yrs. His ex-wife has had custody of their two kids since the divorce. Unfortunatley we had to move to Florida to take care of my terminally ill father. We have been here for three years. The two children in NJ have expressed wanting to come live with us. We tried talking to their mom and she said no way!!! The oldest is 18 and supposed to be going to college. She is very unresponsible and comes and goes as she pleases. This is why she does not want to come live with us!!! The youngest is 16 and is very unhappy living with his mom. She is remarried to a jerk and they have kids together and my step kids are basically her personal babysitter without fees!!! His grades are suffering he has attended summer school three yrs in a row. He is truly unhappy. At what age can he make the decision of which parent he lives with? What options do we have?
Thanks in advance....melis2kids