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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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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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