Is Arizona still a Mother State?
No, Arizona is not a Mother’s state. A judge in Arizona is not allowed to consider the gender of either parent when making a child custody order. A mother in Arizona cannot legally keep a child from his or her father.
Can a 16 year old choose which parent to live with in Arizona?
Answer: Arizona law does not generally allow a minor child to formally “choose” which parent he or she will live with. This is for a number of reasons. First, children often change their minds about which parent they like better, and sometimes not for very good reasons!
Can you move out at 16 without parental consent in Arizona?
You must be sixteen or seventeen-years-old to apply for emancipation. You have to be a resident of Arizona and be able to prove that you can support yourself. The court will give you information about the risks and consequences of being emancipated as well as your rights and obligations as an emancipated minor.
Can a 13 year old decide who they want to live with?
A child does not get to dictate who they live with or the terms of visitation until they are of the age of majority. Their wishes are a factor that a court will consider, and the older they are the more likely a court will consider the wishes.
Can my 15 year old choose to live with me?
How old does a child have to be to decide where and with which parent they want to live? As the child gets older, his or her wishes carry more weight. By 15 or 16 if the child is of general maturity and has logical reasons for changing the custody, the court will often abide by the child’s wishes.