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How old does a child have to be in Kentucky to decide which parent they want to live with?

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There is really no law to decide. The judge is usually the one who will decide who you will live with, although being given the opportunity to tell the judge wouldn't hurt in helping him better make his decision in the best interest of you.

Only Indiana and Texas have laws setting out a specific age at which a child can make a choice, and even than there are some limitations. With those states, it is age 14. In all other states, the general rule of thumb is that a 12 year old can express and opinion, however the judge is under no legal obligation to consider, or even hear it. In either case, a motion to the court must be filed for a determination to be made.

Once custody has been awarded by a court it would take another court order to change that arrangement. The court may listen to a child's request to change custody but it is under no obligation to modify the custody order at the child's request. The court would be looking for an appropriate reason to order a change in custody such as the custodial parent being unfit and the change being in the best interest of the child.

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