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How can a 16-year-old legally choose which parent he or she wishes to live with?


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2006-08-17 16:00:06
2006-08-17 16:00:06

At 16 and still considered a juvenile, you cannot legally choose which parent to live with. That determination is made by the court, based on many factors. What you can do is talk to your parents about your desires and one of them can petition the court for custody. In extreme cases, you yourself can petition the court to be heard, but the decision will still rest with the judge.

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as long as cruelty is not involved, and the child is 'under age' than the answer is as long as the parent wishes

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what is the legal age in the state of louisiana that a child can decide which parent she wishes to reside with, and can choose to not visit the other?

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No, they don't get to choose, but the judge will take their wishes into consideration.

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== == The courts will take the juveniles wishes into account, but at no age can a child simply decide which parent they wish to live with.


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