I have a son who is 15 years old from my first marriage, his father is deceased, i have remarried but my new husband and son do not get along. Can i give custody of my son to my parents so he can lvie with them, my new husband thinks that he has control over my son and says that I cant without his consent, is this true? We have a 5 year old daughter with my new husband and he has promised he would fight me tooth and nail for her. So can I give custody to my parents ?
2 Answers from Attorneys
To have legal validity, you should file a petition through your local
J&DR;Court to have this court award custody of your son to
As no more than a step-parent to the boy, your new husband would have no say, legally speaking, in the matter and most certainly is consent would not be required.
I also meant to add that family counseling for all three of you
might be a better solution to this problem than the one you've proposed
and could be ordered by the court should you petition to transfer custody
of your son to your parents.