Can a 16 year old choose which parent to live with in California?
Children can’t choose where to live until they are 18 years old. Each case is different, and the judge will decide how much weight to give to the child’s preference using broad discretion. Courts will generally give more value to older children’s opinions than those of younger children.
Why does divorce hurt so bad?
Another reason it hurts so much is that most people who are going through divorce are having to deal with so many losses all at the same time. You’re hurting for a broken relationship, of course. And often at the same time, you’re hurting because of that feeling of being betrayed by your spouse.
How do you get over a divorce you don’t want?
Talk a new game. You’ve told the story of your divorce so many times, you could recite it in your sleep. Realize your ex did you a favor. Acknowledge your ex’s new life isn’t perfect. Nurture your kids. Salvage your dreams. Identify your false notions. Toss out the old.