If my parents divorce, can I choose with whom I want to continue living? Im 13 years old and my little brother is 9. We want to stay with our father, is that possible? I dont know anything about laws
If my parents divorce, can I choose with whom I want to continue living?
What Guys Said 5
They might consider your opinion but I doubt it. Odds are you will go with your mom unless she doesn't want you which is unlikely for reasons emotional and financial.0
At your age, the court will probably side with your preference, unless your father is a monster.
At your brother's age, it's a little borderline.0
i guess if u r 13 u cannot basically... but chances r u will end up with yer mom0
Possibly but probably not you're a minor it's not up to you0
No, not when you're a minor0
What Girls Said 6
My parents got divorced when I was 5 and my brother was 10 and they didn't take anything I said into consideration (I was too young) but the court did listen to my brother a little bit. The last time I looked into it, most courts will side with the child's (or in this case children's) preference if they are 12 years old or older. If both parents are seen as competent you'll likely have a 50/50 split with a schedule (1 week at mom's, every other holiday type situation). You're best bet would be to look into the laws specific to your state as well as your situation because I'm not entirely sure if they change by location. Good luck and don't let the lawyers just use you as a pawn, make sure someone knows what you and your brother want.1
Well I know for sure if you are a certain age you can choose but I think 13 is pretty young to decide, but also it depends on the lawyer1
It depends. In the Netherlands you may decide yourself once you turn 12, before you reach that age you'll have to live with both (make a time schedule with your parents) except from when the judge thinks you should only live with one particular parent.0
I think the won't take what you are wanting into account until 16 I think might be wrong0
Some courts will base it on how old the children are and if they can make their own decision who they want to live with.0
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