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What if my 16 year old doesn't want to live with s father

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What if my 16 year old doesn't want to live with his father anymore? His father and I have been divorced since he was 7 and we have shared custody. So he spends 1 week with me and 1 week with his father. Is he allowed legally to make such a decision and what are his rights?
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 4 months ago.

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While children do not have independent rights in determining where they would like to live, courts often will take minor's requests into consideration when making custody determinations.

This article here discusses both this exact issue, and provides you with the pertinent CA Family Law Code section:

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