Q: My 16 year old son came to me and said he doesn't want live with his mom anymore. Does he have a say?
A: No. However, should you pursue a modification action, you may also file a motion for the Court to authorize an in camera testimony of the minor child as to his preference. So a minor cannot just be brought to Court to express his time-sharing preference but a Court may allow such testimony based on a properly filed Motion. I suggest that you consult with an attorney on the best course of action after addressing all the pertinent facts. All the best.
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