if my 16 year old son wants to live
with, and i have joint custody do i
need to go to court and fight for him
or is there a legal age when he can
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: child custody
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The legal age is the age of majority or 18. Until that time, both you and your son are bound by the court's order determining custody. If you want to change the custody arrangements, you will need to go to court and attempt to get the custody order modified.
Scott R. Jay, Esq.