How old do you have to be to choose which parent you want to live with?

Your question is tricky and could be complicated from a legal stand point now from my understanding there is no legal age; it is solely up to the parents and the child. Question is "does the parent you want to live with want you?" If so and the other parent is not willing to let you go then a custody battle just may have to take place. This is really up to the parents so maybe you need to have a talk with them and explain why you want to live with that parent. Remember Respect both of there wishes for you! There may be other issues pertaining to this sensitive subject. For instance "can the other person competently be a parent and a provider for you?" If you have any more questions fell free to e- mail me at: baby_junebug84@yahoo.com I hope I have been of help to you GOOD LUCK! Here is some legal stuff that may help you better understand what would happen if a custody battle should occur - (1) The court first shall determine the reasoning ability of the child. If the court determines that the child does not have sufficient reasoning ability to express the child's wishes and concern with respect to the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the child, it shall not determine the child's wishes and concerns with respect to the allocation. If the court determines that the child has sufficient reasoning ability to express the child's wishes or concerns with respect to the allocation, it then shall determine whether, because of special circumstances, it would not be in the best interest of the child to determine the child's wishes and concerns with respect to the allocation. If the court determines that, because of special circumstances, it would not be in the best interest of the child to determine the child's wishes and concerns with respect to the allocation, it shall not determine the child's wishes and concerns with respect to the allocation and shall enter its written findings of fact and opinion in the journal. If the court determines that it would be in the best interests of the child to determine the child's wishes and concerns with respect to the allocation, it shall proceed to make that determination.