Legal Question in Family Law in Minnesota

At what age can a child decide what parent they want to live with? We live in Minnesota

Asked on 1/18/10, 3:11 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Maury Beaulier612.240.8005 Minnesota Lawyers

A child can never decide where they they will live under Minnesota law. Any change in custody requires a threshhold finding that the child is endangered physically, developmentally or emotionally and that the benefit of the change will outweigh the harm. A finding of endangerment may be found where an older teen (16 or 17) has strong desires regaring parenting issues.

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Answered on 1/23/10, 11:55 pm


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