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Can I live with my dad at 17?
In most states the answer is NO you cannot unilaterally decide to move in with your father as a minor. With parental consent (consent meaning the custodial parent’s consent) you can move so if you mom says go, you can go.
What age can a child decide to stop seeing a parent?
In law, there is no fixed age that determines when a child can express a preference as to where they want to live. However, legally, a child cannot decide who they want to live with until they are 16 years old. Once a child reaches the age of 16, they are legally allowed to choose which parent to live with.
What happens to the kids when parents get divorced?
Parents who are divorcing often get sucked into a nasty competition when it comes to the kids, with each parent vying for custody of the kids. Of course, both parents often want to keep the kids with them, which frequently results in joint custody.
Can a divorced parent claim a child as a dependent?
See Publication 501, Dependents, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information, for more information. Divorced parents have joint custody of a child and the marital settlement agreement by the court provides for the parents to alternate claiming the child as a dependent. How does this affect the EITC?
What should I do if the other parent takes my child?
Always drop off—never pick up the child. It’s a good idea to avoid “taking” your child from the other parent so that you don’t risk interrupting or curtailing a special moment. Drop off your child at the other parent’s house instead. When your child returns
What are some tips for co-parenting after a divorce?
Co-parenting tip 1: Set hurt and anger aside Successful co-parenting means that your own emotions—any anger, resentment, or hurt—must take a back seat to the needs of your children. Admittedly, setting aside such strong feelings may be the hardest part of learning to work cooperatively with your ex, but it’s also perhaps the most vital.