What age can a teenager decide which parent to live with?

What age can a teenager decide which parent to live with?

The mere age of your child will not determine your family law matter. There have been cases before the Court where a 17 year old child’s wishes were given limited weight because the basis for this child’s decision was not balanced.

Can a 16 year old decide where they want to live?

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At 16 years of age, assuming his emotional and intellectual maturity is age appropriate, the son’s wishes would carry a lot of weight with the judge. It would be unusual for the court to rule against his wishes and force him to spend time with either parent if he did not want to.

Can a 15 year old choose to live with a grandparent?

No. Children have no rights as to expressing a choice except in disputes between their parents. Even that is limited – the child does not decide but the court must consider the expressed preference. Grandparent visitation rights are limited and…

Can a 16 year old choose to live with a grandparent?

According to Justice for Children and Youth: “In the province you selected, at 16 years of age or older, you can generally decide where you want to live and you do not need a legal guardian. You can live with someone else against the wish of your legal guardian.

Can a 13 year old choose to live with grandparents?

The 13 year old may voice her preference to the court as to which parent she prefers. Grandparents don’t generally have the standing to seek primary possession/custody.

Can grandparents take custody from parents?

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In general, a grandparent seeking full care and custody of a grandchild may file a petition for custody with the court. Because most courts prefer that children live with their parents, a grandparent’s right to obtain custody is typically limited to the following situations: The child’s parents are deceased.