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My stepson aged 13 wants to move in with me and his dad. He

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My stepson aged 13 wants to move in with me and his dad. He is not happy with his mum and stepdad.
Can he just move in?
What if mum doesn't want him to?
Can we just transfer monies to dad for child benefit and tax credits?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Are there any court orders in place regarding where the child lives?
Will he be able to stay in the same school?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes court order in 2001 son was to live with mum and dad was to have him
fri eve
Sat 12-8
Sun12-8
We'd 4-8

But for the previous 4 years this has increased where his son has been here
Mon3-9
We'd 3-9
Thur 3-9
3pm Fri-mon am going straight to school and back at 3

School holidays he stays here majority of the time if not all. Seeing mum maybe once per week.

All with her permission and her still receiving all the benefits and maintenance.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I assume that his mother is not likely to agree?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No she is quite happy him being here full time but it's her parting with the money.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Have you suggested that he simply stays the night on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays as well?
Clare

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