Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I was wondering, in Wisconsin, how old does a child have to…

Customer Question
I was wondering, in...

I was wondering, in Wisconsin, how old does a child have to be before they can choose where they want to live and with whom they want to live?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Only that my son has full placement and he and his wife are both deaf. My granddaughter has been living with her mother for a little over a year now, and just recently moved in with me, her paternal grandma.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
11/20/2017
Family Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
Barrister
Barrister, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 42,541
Experience: Attorney with 17 years experience
Verified

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

.

From a purely legal perspective, a minor child has no legal right to determine where they live. That is the decision of their legal guardians or the court. So a minor doesn't have the right to say they want to live with one or the other parent or legal guardian. Once they turn 18 and become an adult, they can choose to live wherever they want.

.

As for changing the custodial guardian, if one party filed a motion to change custody, the courts will listen to the preferences of a child once they are 12 or older, but that is not determinative and it is entirely up to the judge to determine what is in the best interests of the child.

.

.

thanks

Barrister

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Hello again,

.

I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

.

Did you have any further questions I can help with?

.

.

Thanks much

Barrister

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a family lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Barrister Your Own Question
Barrister
Barrister
Barrister, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 42,541
42,541 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Attorney with 17 years experience

Barrister is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,971 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,034 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,593 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

42,541 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,991 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,828 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
I want to know if a child can ask the court for an attorney
Good evening I want to know if a child can ask the court for an attorney if they are being abused in a parents home? What is the first move after child protective services has been contacted? … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I have a child custody question. My husband and I have
I have a child custody question. My husband and I have custody of a young girl, Kayden, who will be 9 on 6/14. We have Primary Physical and share custody with her Paternal Grandma. Her Dad lives with … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
My husband and I have primary physical custody of a 7 year
My husband and I have primary physical custody of a 7 year old and are also the closest thing to a Mom her Mother has known. When the child was 31/2 the mother walked out( they were living with us) an… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I have a few questions that i'm needing husband. First
I have a few questions that i'm needing for my husband. First question is after he gets a paternity test that says a child is his can he take the child from the mom legally? If the mom and child is li… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,856 satisfied customers
My son started dating a girl while she was pregnant with
My son started dating a girl while she was pregnant with another mans child. He went through the pregnancy with her, was in delivery with her and has raised the child with her in his home for the last… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
2,991 satisfied customers
State NY my son is 23 and -polar, got a 15 year old
State NY my son is 23 and bi-polar, got a 15 year old pregnant, had baby. Is currently living with mothers parents and taking financial responsibility for his daughter. (including paying rent to mothe… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,553 satisfied customers
My son has asked me to file for grandparent rights to gain
My son has asked me to file for grandparent rights to gain regular visitation with his daughter. He currently has visitation with her one day per week - no overnight at this time. The mother has moved… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,856 satisfied customers
My son has a 2 1/2 year old daughter whom he hasnt seen for
My son has a 2 1/2 year old daughter whom he hasn't seen for over a year. He and the mother never married or even lived together. They were both 18 when the child was born. My son didn't sign the birt… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
42,541 satisfied customers
First been having difficult relationship with my younger daughter
First been having difficult relationship with my younger daughter who is 24 years old; has two children boy 6 year old & a daughter 3 year old. My younger daughter is also very defiant & had chosen to… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,593 satisfied customers
My son fathered a child in 2010. He had been paying child
My son fathered a child in 2010. He had been paying child support based upon a "parenting agreement" he and the mother signed. His name had not been added to the birth certificate at birth - for whate… read more
AttyCBradford
AttyCBradford
Attorney/Owner
Doctoral Degree
633 satisfied customers
Everyone involved lives in LA, CA. My 23 year old son, has
Everyone involved lives in LA, CA. My 23 year old son, has recently become a parent. My son wants to turn over his parental rights to me his mother, while he goes into the military. The mother of the … read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,593 satisfied customers
My Granddaughter was has been left in Oregon by her father
My Granddaughter was has been left in Oregon by her father who does not want her, nor does he want her here in california. My granddaughter is with a grandmother in Oregon whom she does not want to be… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
I have two grandchildren. My son did not marry either mother
I have two grandchildren. My son did not marry either mother and currently lives with the mother of my 3 1/2 yr old grandson. My 6 yr. old granddaughter lives with them as well. My son's girlfriend do… read more
Daniel Solutions
Daniel Solutions
Doctoral Degree
5,212 satisfied customers
Im a father of 2 yr old daughter, diagnosed with Cerebral palsy. My granddaughter ha
I'm a father of 2 yr old daughter, diagnosed with Cerebral palsy. My granddaughter has been receiving medical, physical, occupational, and speech therapy here in IL through Childrens Memorial Hosp. an… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
My ex-girlfriend took my son and left me with no notice, taking
My ex-girlfriend took my son and left me with no notice, taking him 1,500 miles away to live with her former boyfriend who is married to someone else. Because I wanted to be part of my son's life, I m… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
Hello. My son gave guardianship of my granddaughter to another
Hello. My son gave guardianship of my granddaughter to another family after my granddaughter's mother died. My son and the deceased were not married, and there was no paternity test done. Now my grand… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,593 satisfied customers
my son is the father to a 2year old little girl. he is not
my son is the father to a 2year old little girl. he is not married, just graduated and jobless. the mother has no job, has moved back with him on a compassionate basis as she is homeless. He has suppo… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
How old does my granddaughter have to be to be able to move
How old does my granddaughter have to be to be able to move in with me? We live in Texas. She does not want to live with either of her parents. Her mother lives with a man who is emotionally abusive, … read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x