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Can a 16-year-old move out of the father's home and in with the mother in New York if there is no custody agreement?

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May 21, 2005 1:55PM

Yes, if there is no court order of custody in place, the child can reside with either parent. Either parent also has the right to petition the court to block or allow the action.