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It is difficult under the Care of Children Act to make family court orders to compel a 16 year old to live with one or the other parent. This is of course separate from the practical difficulty of telling someone of his age live where he should live. Under the act orders can only be made in special circumstances which is usually where the child needs care such as special needs. What you can do is to have a family meeting if that is possible. And talk through the issues, and involve the boy so his parents can make a joint decision.