Do Minors Have the Right to Decide Who They Live With?

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Do minors living In the State of Rhode Island have the right to decide who they live with?

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No. Under most state laws, minors are not afforded the legal right to decide who they would like to live with. Some courts do take into consideration a child’s wishes (usually teenager) when determining custody and timeshare. Courts must do what is in the best interest of the child. Contact a local family law attorney to discuss how to best make adjustments to your child custody order to better suit your minor children.

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Author: House Attorney