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Old 07-29-2017, 04:40 PM
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I think that often happens with children of any age. Whoever ends up in the matrimonial home has a strong advantage with the children wanting to stay there. It's probably one of the best reasons to sell a matrimonial home and split the proceeds.

Now add in that the kid is a teenager who is perfectly capable of leaving dad's house and going 'home' and there's just no fighting it, and courts realize this.

It's mom's obligation though, to encourage the kid to spend time with dad though, maybe dinners at the other house, movie nights with dad, etc.

And this particular situation also includes the teenager siding with mom after the break-up. Kids often have a strong sense of justice, and it's apparent that dad was in the wrong here.
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