Is a 15 year old able to choose who he wants to live with?

Full Question:

A child wants to leave his aunt's house and move back in with his mother. The aunt has custody of him. Can he tell the aunt that he is moving back to his mothers? He is only 15 year old.
04/19/2007   |   Category: Guardianship   |   State: Maryland   |   #3216

Answer:

A child needs to be emancipated to be free from the custody of an adult.

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