Can I choose which parent to live with at 14?

Can I choose which parent to live with at 14?

The mere age of your child will not determine your family law matter. In other word’s, the child’s reasons for their decision were not deemed mature and appropriate. In other circumstances a 13 or 14 year old’s wishes may be given significant weight if they are expressed in a well thought out and mature manner.

How old does a child have to be to decide which parent they live with in the US?

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Can a 13 year old refuses to see a parent?

The legal answer may be “yes” even though the ethical answer could be “no” in some situations. Under the law, each parent must follow a custody order exactly. However, obviously parents may have less control over a teenage child who is refusing visits.

Do you have to force a child to go with the other parent?

Let’s face it: No one can (or should) force children to visit with their parent if they don’t want to. However, there can be legal ramifications in cooperating with a child’s visitation refusal. Assure your children that both parents love them and that you want them to spend time with their other parent.