At what age can you choose who you want to live with?

At what age can you choose who you want to live with?

While no law permits the child to choose their custody status, most California courts believe 14 years of age is old enough to express themselves and the reasons why they prefer one parent over the other.

Can you live where you want at 17?

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Yes, usually. You reach the age of consent usually at 16. If you want to live with your other parent, you say, Im going to live with dad or mom for a while. At 17 in most countries you are considered a minor and are under the control of your parents.

Can I choose to live with my dad at 14?

Many parents tell me their child will be 12 years old, 13 years old, 14 years old soon and will be able to make their own decisions. They appear to be uniformly surprised to learn that a minor child does not have the legal right to decide which parent to live with.

Can a 16 year old legally live alone?

People under 16 can't make an independent decision to leave home. Legally, they are still the responsibility of an adult. Over 16s can leave home without the consent of parents or carers. A parent can try to force the young person to return home but a court would be unlikely to make them return against their will.