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No, minors are not allowed to choose with whom they wish to reside. In some instances the judge will speak with a minor child about certain issues and may or may not take the minor's opinions into consideration when making custodial decisions.

The issue of where the minor child/children live will be made on what is in his or her best interest and not on the preference of the parties involved including parents or the child/children.

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Q: Can a 16-year-old child choose which parent he wants to live with?
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