What age does a child have to be to decide whether he wants to stay with his mom or dad?

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If it is a matter of contested custody it would be at the descretion of the court. In other words, the judge presiding over the matter would rule if the child involved was old enough to make such a choice. The judge would take into consideration the reasons the child wanted to live with the specified parent. Judges are concerned with the welfare of the child above everything else.
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At what age can a child decide who they want to live with?

children can tell you who they want to live with when they are 5 years old, but it is hard on the child, they want their parents together, not apart. the child might want to live with thire mum and then they might want to go to their dads, all i wanted was my parents together and i found it hard and (MORE)

How old does a child need to be to decide she does not want to go with her dad in Texas?

Answer . \nThe age of the child is irrelevant except in cases when a very young child must use public transportation such as airline travel. If an order of visitation is in place the custodial parent must follow those guidelines set out by the court order. Failure to do so without "just cause" ca (MORE)

At what age can a child decide which parent they want to live with in Michigan?

Answer . \nMinors are not allowed to choose with whom they wish to reside.\n. \nIf parents cannot agree on custodial issues then the judge decides which parent (or person) is granted custody and to what extent.\n. \nSome judges will speak with the minor about general issues such as school, the (MORE)

At what age can a child decide to move to her mom or dads house in New Jersey?

the leagal age for a child to move out on there own is 18 years old. it use to be 21 years old. 18 is not old enough for a child to be making life long decisions but the law in new jersey says that a child is concidered an adult at the age of 18.17 and below are not old enough to be moving out on yo (MORE)

A what age can a child decide which parent they want to live with?

Only Texas has that law, but with significant restrictions. In all other states, it's a case by case basis, with the Judge interpreting the maturity of the child, and their intent, but this still does not override other evidence in the child's best interest. It's just a piece of the evidence. see (MORE)

Can an 8 year old decide if he wants to live with his dad instead of his mom in Ohio?

No. Technically, a child has to be 18 in order to make thisdecision unilaterally (well, he still needs his dad's permission;his dad doesn't have to allow it). Under that, it's up to the court to decide. If the parents can workit out between themselves, the court will (usually) go along withit. If (MORE)

What is the age a child can decide who he or she wants to live with in Kentucky?

A Child's Choice: What Is The Right Age For A Child To Choose Which Parent To Live With? See links below . As an alternative, why not ask for Joint Physical Custody of your parents? Tell them that you want to remain in a home, and each of them there for three weeks, than switch. Once (MORE)

At what age can a child decide which parent they want to live in Oregon?

Only Texas has that law, but with significant restrictions. In all other states, it's a case by case basis, with the Judge interpreting the maturity of the child, and their intent, but this still does not override other evidence in the child's best interest. It's just a piece of the evidence. see (MORE)

The age a child can decide what parent they want to live with?

Only Texas has that law, but with significant restrictions. In all other states, it's a case by case basis, with the Judge interpreting the maturity of the child, and their intent, but this still does not override other evidence in the child's best interest. It's just a piece of the evidence. see (MORE)

At what age can a child decide were she wants to live in rhode island?

Technically the child has no right to decide until reaching the age of majority (18), at which point they're no longer a child. Only Indiana and Texas have laws setting out a specific age at which a child can make a choice, and even than there are some limitations. With those states, it is age 14. (MORE)

What age can a child decide where they want to live in the state of Louisiana?

Technically the child has no right to decide until reaching the age of majority (18), at which point they're no longer a child. Only Indiana and Texas have laws setting out a specific age at which a child can make a choice, and even than there are some limitations. With those states, it is age 14. (MORE)

What age can a child decide if they want to go for visitation in Idaho?

It is not up to the child to EVER decide if they want to go to visitation. Visitation is court ordered and the other parent has the RIGHT to see the child. As long as the visitation order is in effect, the child must go to the visitation. This is because parents plot and scheme and brainwash their (MORE)

How old does a child need to be to decide she does not want to go with her dad in Michigan?

Children do not decide with whom they will live or whether or not they will adhere to visitation requirements. If there is a conflict relating to custodial issues a judge may interview the minor child as to his or her preference or not, it is entirely at the judge's discretion. In regards to visi (MORE)

In Nebraska what is the age when a child can decide which parent they want to live with?

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 (MORE)

What age does a child have to be when they get to decide with which parent they want to live with in Alabama?

Once custody has been determined by a court it would take anothercourt order to change that arrangement. The court may listen to achild's request to change custody but it is under no obligation tomodify the custody order at the child's request. The court would belooking for an appropriate reason to (MORE)

What age in Illinois can a child decide what parent they want to live with?

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 (MORE)

At what age can a child decide whether they want to go with a divorced parent in Arizona?

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 (MORE)

What is the legal age a child can leave their mom and live with their dad in Alberta?

If you are still a minor it's the parents who decide unless the child is considered mature enough to make that decision. The court will look at the childs; - maturity - age - reason for wanting to move - how strongly the child feel about wanting to live with that parent - there is no spec (MORE)

What is the age a child decides where he or she wants to live?

depends on how the child copes in life, is he/she could be any age and want to die, it could be family or relationship problems or bullying thts gone past its level of being stopped, just try and comfort the child much as possible, because im a child age 13 and i wanted to die a few monthes ago dew (MORE)

What age does a child have to be to decide which parent the child wants to live with in the state of KY?

18, without a court order. However the child is always free to make their wishes known to the judge, either in court when custody/visitation is being decided or request a modification to the original order by requesting a meeting with the judge, writing a letter to the judge expressing their wishes, (MORE)

What is the legal age of consent for a child to decide which parent the child wants to live with in nc?

18. However the child is always free to make their wishes known to the judge, either in court when custody/visitation is being decided or request a modification to the original order by requesting a meeting with the judge, writing a letter to the judge expressing their wishes, or engaging an attorne (MORE)

What is the age for a child to decide which parent he or she wants to live with in Georgia?

18. However the child is always free to make their wishes known to the judge, either in court when custody/visitation is being decided or request a modification to the original order by requesting a meeting with the judge, writing a letter to the judge expressing their wishes, or engaging an attorne (MORE)

What age can a child decide if they want to go for visitation in Arkansas?

The child must be 18 in Arkansas before they can refuse court ordered visitation without getting the custodial parent in deep trouble. The non-custodial parent may file a motion of contempt against the custodial and if contempt is found, the custodial may be fined or jailed as a result. If the conte (MORE)

What age can a child decide which parent they want to live in va?

18. However the child is always free to make their wishes known to the judge, either in court when custody/visitation is being decided or request a modification to the original visitation order by requesting a meeting with the judge, writing a letter to the judge expressing their wishes, or engag (MORE)

What age can a child decide which parent he wants to live with in tenn?

18. However the child is always free to make their wishes known to the judge, either in court when custody/visitation is being decided or request a modification to the original visitation order by requesting a meeting with the judge, writing a letter to the judge expressing their wishes, or engag (MORE)

What age in Florida can a child decide what parent they want to live with?

Court orders, including court ordered visitation, must be followed until they can be modified by returning to court and placing the issue before the judge. A custodial parent who doesn't honor the standing visitation order is in contempt of a court order and the court can order a modification of t (MORE)

What if your 16 and you been staying with your dad but want to move with your mom Cause your dad hasn't did anything. For you and put your step mom over you?

If your dad has court ordered custody, you cannot move without a court order. Otherwise, your dad can force your return home and get your mom in trouble for contempt of court for allowing you to move in with her. She could be fined or even face jail time. In extreme cases if she accepts you and does (MORE)