Legal Question in Family Law in Texas

Teens rights with divorced parents

How old do you have to be to choose what parent you want to live with?

Asked on 6/16/09, 12:16 pm

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Theresa Langford Langford Law Firm
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Re: Teens rights with divorced parents

Children become adults when they are 18, and then can choose where they want to live.

If there is a pending court case to modify conservatorship, a child over the age of 12 can advise the judge which parent they prefer to live with. It is not binding on the judge, but it is a factor that is considered.

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Answered on 6/17/09, 10:59 am

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