Legal Question in Family Law in Minnesota

at what age can a child choose the parent they want to live with ?

Asked on 12/10/12, 7:45 pm

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Maury Beaulier612.240.8005 Minnesota Lawyers

Under Minnesota law, a child never gets to determine where they will reside. After custody has been determined, any change in custody would require a showing that the child is endangered physically, emotionally or developmentally in the current custodial situation and that the benefit of the change in custody outweighs any harm. Children in their late teens may deemed endangered if they have strong feelings about living with one parent or another. The desires of younger children does not have such an impact.

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Answered on 12/11/12, 2:54 pm


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