Can the court or parents force a 17-year-old to live with one specified parent?

Answer Answer Yes, the can. However most of the time they will let a child of over 15 choose for themself, depending on the situation.Minors are never allowed to choose with whom they want to reside. In... Read More »

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What would be valid reasons for a court allowing a 17-year-old to live with a non-custodial parent after the custodial parent has already been court appointed?

Answer If the environment that the minor is currently living in is unsuitable to the extent that the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the minor is being jeopardized.Such an assessment... Read More »

Can a 16 year old fight parents custody if she does not want to live with either parent?

In some states and countries she could apply for emancipation. If it isn't available in her jurisdiction, there are limited choices. If she is unsafe, she should contact social services.

Can i choose which parent i want to live with My parents are fighting over me do i have a say where i live im 17 and pregnant and i want to live with my dad in Florida and mom won't let me go?

Technically you have to comply with whatever custody arrangement there is until you are age 18. At age 18, you are free to do as you please--but you may still be financially dependent on your paren... Read More »

Can a minor child move back in to the non custodial parent's home if they do not want to live with the court appointed custodial parent?

Answer Not without the child and the second parent violating the custody order. The child can petition the court but there has to be a valid reason for wanting the move.Minor children are not all... Read More »