What age can a child decide not to see a parent in UK?
16 years old
Should I force my child visit me?
Some parents have asked me whether they have to “force” their child to visit. Having said that, if you have a family court order that provides for a visitation schedule, then the safest answer is “yes” you must make the child go. If you fail to abide by the court order, there can be several legal consequences.
How old does a child have to be to say who they want to live with?
This means that in Family Court proceedings, it is possible for the Court to order that children as old as 14 and 16 be required to live with one parent (e.g. their Mother) even if the children have clearly expressed the view that they wish to live with the other parent (e.g. their Father).
What happens if a child doesn’t want to live with either parent?
Talk with a Legal Representative In addition, your child may be able to tell the court that he/she doesn’t want to live with you, but that doesn’t mean the court will rule in his/her favor. Instead, your child’s wishes will simply be recorded, but no change will be done in a legal setting.
Can a 9 year old decide which parent to live with?
In making a child custody determination, 12 is the minimum age at which the child may express a preference to the court regarding the parent with whom that child prefers to reside. Furthermore, the child must express a reasonable preference.
Can a 15 year old decide where they want to live?
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.
Can I choose to live with my dad at 13?
If your parents cannot agree on who you live with, or on how much time you will spend with each of them, then it is ultimately up to a judge to decide. But since you are 13, the judge will likely give considerable weight to your wishes when making his or her decision.
Can a teenager choose which parent to live with?
There is no ‘Magic Age’ There is no fixed age when a child can decide on where they should live in a parenting dispute. Instead their wishes are one of many factors a court will consider in reaching a decision.
Can I move in with my dad at 16?
As long as your dad can have you live with him without issues then you should be able to go. If your dad is agreeable, you could just move your stuff there and not come home. At 16 there is really not a lot your mother can do about it and you are old enough to choose.