Klamath Falls, OR asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oregon

Q: May a minor with a custody agreement choose to live with only one parent? If so, at what age and what ORS governs this?

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Jessica Larsen
Jessica Larsen
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: A minor that is the subject of a custody agreement may not decide for himself where to live until he turns 18. There are some ways to work around this, such as retaining a custody evaluator or having the court appoint an attorney to advocate for the children's interests. You should talk to a lawyer to further explore your options.

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