I am the JustAnswer expert that will be helping you today. I am a lawyer with 25 years experience. Although I am not your attorney, I hope that I can give you helpful legal information.
I cannot understand how any attorney could tell you that a 16-year-old child subject to a court order can disregard that court order. Nor can I understand how an attorney can state that Florida does not have jurisdiction.
A child does not have the right to choose which parent the child lives with until the child reaches the age of majority
-- 18 years old. In addition, the court that originally entered the child custody
order maintains jurisdiction until and unless that court transfers jurisdiction to another state.
That said, you may and file for modification of the custody agreement in Florida based upon the preference of your now 16-year-old.A court will typically give her opinion great weight but is not in any way bound by it
Age is not the only factor that is considered by the court. Typically, the court will take into consideration the maturity of the child and the child's reasons for requesting the change.
I hope that the information which I provided was helpful to you.
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