Can a 12 year old child choose which parent to live with?

Question Details:He has been living with me for 10 years and I have a court order giving me that right.

Asked 1 year ago under Child Custody, Support, Adoption | 91 Views | More Legal Topics

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E.M., Member, California Bar | FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney Answered 1 year ago

Under the laws of all states in this country the courts listen more and more to a child as to where he or she desires to live when a child approaches being a teenager and afterwards. The desire of a child is only a consideration the court looks at and does not dispose of the issue in and of itself.

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