What child, what age, what state, what judge?
He has to be 18.
age 18 see links
No because you have to be 16
He has to be 18. Minors are not allowed to choose.
Here the child at 16 years can not decide where she or he wants to live. As they are minors the court will decide it for them.
The courts will take into consideration the child's wants as to whom they want to live with but in the state of TX the child is not old enough to "decide" until age 13.
In most States the Judge will take into consideration were the child wants to live after the age 14.
Depends if the parent has said that the child can choose what he wants, if the parent has then it is recommended that the child is given the choice of the school that they get to go to
In the state of Illinois, the court decides which parent that a child will live with. There is no particular age that the court will allow a child to choose, but will take into consideration the reasons the child wants to live with a certain parent, and the ability to articulate their choices.