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.
No but they can refuse to pay the one you choose.
as long as cruelty is not involved, and the child is 'under age' than the answer is as long as the parent wishes
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?
No, they don't get to choose, but the judge will take their wishes into consideration.
== == 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.
18. Before that if the child is in his teens, the court might listen to his wishes but they are not obligated to follow it.
Not without the consent of the parent with the custody order. However after a certain age some courts will take note of the child's wishes in some cases but is not obligated to follow them.
When they are 18. An emancipated minor could also chose to do so at 16.
In Indiana a child does not get to choose which parent to live. However, around the age of fourteen they can express their wishes to a judge and their request will be considered. The judge is not under an obligation to grant the request. See related link for more information.
When they have reached adult age. There is however a way to get the judge know which parent you prefer top stay with (if the custody hearing has gone to court). The law allows a parent to request the judge to talk with ypu and if you are at least 12yo he has to meet you. If you are under 12yo he might meet you but does not legally have to. You can also tell your wishes regarding visitation with a parent if the judge is willing to hear. The court is not required to follow your wishes though.
In TX at the age of 12 the court will *consider* the child's wishes regarding who is awarded custody. That does not mean the court is required to abide by the child's wishes. The court considers *all* factors (not just the child's wishes but the parents wishes to) when making the final decision.
When they are 18. The court can ask to hear the minors wishes from age 13 but they are not obligated to follow it.
The child doesn't get to choose, but in TX at the age of 12 the judge will consider the child's preference of which *parent* to live with. The judge considers many other things too, and the judge is not required to abide by the child's wishes.
No, but he or she can speak with the judge and explain why he or she wishes to reside with a specific parent. Custodial issues are determined by what the judge feels is in the best interest of the child and not on the preference of any of the interested parties.
In the US, a parent may choose any name s/he wishes for the child, as long as it's not done for fraudulent purposes.
18, if either parent will still have him or her at that point. Children at any age can certainly express their wishes, but their wishes do not trump court orders until they are no longer minors.
Yes, if he wishes to work legally.
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In Rhode Island, there is no age at which a child can decide which parent to live with. That decision is up to the judge in custody disputes, although he or she can take the child's wishes into account while also weighing other factors.
18 should do it. Below that, the court will take the child's wishes into account, but is not bound by them. If the child wants to live with one parent, but in the opinion of the court the child would be far better off living with the other parent, it's within their discretion to direct the child to the more suitable parent regardless of what the kid wants.
It depends on the state. In many states, that age could be 12, 13, or 14. Some judges even consider the wishes of children younger than that.
No. In all states a minor can not choose until they are 18yo. There seems to be a misunderstanding about this. In some states a judge will listen to your wishes but he is at no point obligated to grant you that wish and let you decide. The choice is always the parents or the courts.
At fourteen, most judges will consider the child's wishes when making the custody determination. However, the child's wishes will not override concerns about the parent's ability to provide an appropriate environment and appropriate care for the child, should the court have those concerns.
The court will consider their wishes. The court is not required to abide by their wishes, but they will consider them.