My parents are separating, can I choose who I want to live with?
It is a difficult time for everyone in the family, and it must be especially hard for you to choose between your parents. This may be very hard, but the first option is to talk to your parents and tell them what you think.
The law says that you have a legal right to express your views and your views should be taken into account. If you are under 16, your parents or the Court will decide, but the older and more mature you are, the more your views should be accounted for.
If your parents don’t agree, the case may eventually end up at the Family Court, where a judge will decide who will get custody of you and what visitation rights the other parent might get. At Family Court, you may get a lawyer for the child who will find out what your views are and represent your views if your parents’ case is difficult.