Can a minor 15 years of age choose to live with their grandparents?
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I'm not sure where so many people get the idea that minor children get to choose where they live. They do not. The wishes of a 15 year old is one of the many factors that a court will consider in deciding where the child lives. If your grandchild has been residing with you for 7 months, you could file an action for allocation of parental responsibilities and ask that a court order the child to reside in your home. You should sit down with a family law attorney to discuss this matter ASAP.
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