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Can a 16-year-old choose to live with his non custodial parent in Iowa?

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Once you are 14 years of age you can choose if you want to live with your mother or your father. you have to talk to a judge about it so they can make it legal for you to move in with your other parent and make it so they have costody over you. ~Erica~ Minors are not allowed to choose with whom they wish to live, this includes parents, grandparents and other relatives. In cases of parental custodianship the court usually does not intervene when a minor moves from the custodial parent's home to the non custodial parent's home until (unless) the custodial parent files a request to have the minor returned to the primary residence. The matter can become very involved especially if there is a child support order in place pertaining to the non custodial parent. If this is the case said parent cannot cease paying child support without the risk of being in contempt of a court order and thereby incurring futher legal difficulties.

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