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My 16 year old granddaughter does not want to live with her mom. Dad is out of the picture. I’m willing to have her live with me. Mom is verbally , emotionally and mentally abusive. She is manipulative oppressive and controlling. Can My granddaughter choose where to live Thanks KGCase

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I am willing to take her and feel she will be allowed to blossom

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Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. First, you would need to file a motion with the court and seek to get custody of her. You would need to show it is in the best interest of the child to live with you and that the mother is not fit to care for the child and present evidence to support it. Now, at 16 the child can voice their preference of where they want to live and speak with the judge or a guardian as to what the mother is doing and that she wants to live with you but the judge will always have the final say. She can state her preference but can never decide on her own
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