Does a fourteen year old have the right to decide with which parent he want to live at?
04/24/2007 - Category:Divorce - Child Custody - State: NV #3294
A fourteen year old boy who lives with his mother wants to live with his father. The parents have joint custody. The father pays child support and has visitation rights on the weekends. The mother has remarried. The father is still single. Does the boy have legal right to decide who he would live with?
In determining the custody of a child of the marriage, the best interests of the child is the court's sole consideration. There is a presumption that joint custody would be in the best interests of the child. Among the factors the court will consider in determining the best interests of the child are:
1. The wishes of the child;
2. The wishes of the parents;
3. Whether either parent has engaged in acts of domestic violence against the child, other parent, or any other person residing with the child..
Preference shall not be given to either parent in making custody determinations based upon the sex of the parties.
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04/24/2007 - Category: Child Custody - State: NV #3294
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