Tennessee  |  Family Law

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Asked on: 11/21/04, 10:13 pm

Age Limitations in Child Custody

Is there a certain age when a child is allowed to decide which parent he/she would choose to live with in a divorce situation in the state of TN? I have been the primary caretaker of my three children and their father is now wanting to have custody of the children for one week out of each month. We tried ''joint custody'' when he moved out two years ago and it was highly detrimental to all persons involved. I don't care to relive that nightmare. My children are 17, 15 and 12.After that fiasco, he moved back in with us for approximately 9 months until I discovered that he was having yet another affair. He has been living elsewhere since mid-July 2004. Neither of my two older children want to live with their dad(they are very vocal about their opinions!)and my youngest is noncommunicative about the whole issue.

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