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Can minors decide who they want to live with in Texas?

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2006-08-14 14:02:53
2006-08-14 14:02:53

A teenager would be allowed to state who they would prefer to live with, and the judge will take their wishes (along with other things) into consideration, but it is the judge that makes the final decision, not the child. A child, as a minor, cannot choose which parent. He can be interviewed by the court and the parents can petition ofr custody, but the child himself does not get to choose.

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