What would you like to do?
Yes. The court (I'm guessing this is a divorce thing) will usually honor a sixteen year old's request.
Minors are not allowed to decide with whom the wish to reside.
A judge may speak with the child concerning issues such as the school they attend, friends, neighborhood, extracurricular activites and so forth.
Custodial decisions are always based upon what is in the best interest of the child and not the preference of any of the involved parties.
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It depends. You can ask a judge he will decide. ALSO If your parent gives you consent...yes. ANSWER - Any change of custody requires a court order. This is… true regardless of what the parents may arrange. In the end, it protects both parents. Therefore, the parents may reach an agreement, but it must be sanctioned by the court. If the parents cannot agree there may need to be acourt hearing. As part of a court proceeding, a court may consult with the 17 year-old regarding his or her preference. The child should be prepared to give good cogent reasons why he or she is making this particular choice. However, the court will make the final decision. Not until you are 18 can you choose.
Technically, unless you are eighteen, you cannot fully decide for yourself which parent you will be allowed to live with. However, children (usually aged thirteen and… older) have petitioned the courts to have change custody from one parent to another. Be aware that the judge will look at various aspects, not just what you want. Why exactly do you want to live with your other parent? Is your current custodial parent in any way abusing you or preventing you from going to school? If your mad because your one parent won't let you date or drive a car and living with your other parent you could, a judge probably won't see the need to change custody. The judge will look at your grades, your school attendance, any criminal history on your part. He will also see how mature you act and ask you why you feel your home life would be improved living with your other parent. He can and may hear testimony from both your parents about how they feel about the situation.
Answer No. When parents cannot reach a custody agreement the decision is made by the judge hearing the case. Judges base custodial de…cisions on what they believe is in the best interest of the child involved and not on the preference of the child or any other involved party.
Answer By 12 years old the courts usually listen very carefully to what the youth wishes to do. They believe that the child has the right to decide. Calgary,Alberta … But in Calgary a twelve year old has a large amount of disicion but the coart has some opinion on wich parent is right to live with.
WHen can you chosse wich parent you want to live with? 13
No, but he or she can speak with the judge and explain why he or she wishes to reside with a specific parent. Custodial issues are determined by what the judge feel…s is in the best interest of the child and not on the preference of any of the interested parties.
No, you have to be 18 for that.
Not choose, just express an opinion. See link below.
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Only Indiana and Texas has laws setting out a specific age at which a child can make a choice the court is required to abide by, and even than there are some limitations. With… those states, it is age 14. In all other states, the general rule of thumb is that a 12 year old can express and opinion, however the judge is under not legal obligation to consider, or even hear it. In either case, a motion to the court must be filed for a determination to be made. However, the child should be informed that there are alternatives to choosing to live with just one parent. The child should also be advised they can express a choice that they remain in one home and each parent can live with them for a designated period of time, than switch. This is called Bird Nest Custody. Check link below for more info.
The only states with specific laws addressing this is Indiana and Texas. Beyond that, they simply have a right to express and opinion. See link below for more info
Not as long as he is a minor.
No, she has to be 18.
You can choose the parent you want to live with when you are 18. Minors are not allowed to choose in any state. In some states they are allowed to voice their opinion but the …judge is in no way obligated to follow the minors wish. It's either your parents or the judge who decide.
How old does a child have to be to choose which parent they want to live with in the state of West Virginia?
They have to be 18.
No, he has to be 18 or have parental permission.