I am going through a divorce. Is it true that if my children are teenagers, they can choose to live with me?

Ohio law does not specify an age at which a child may choose his or her own living arrangements. Rather, the court looks at the custody issue on a case-by-case basis, and custody determination is based on the best interest of the child. A court may conduct an in-chambers interview with the child to discuss the child’s preference, but the child’s parents are not present at the meeting. And the child’s preferences are only one factor the court reviews, although generally, the older the child is, the more weight the court will give his or her wishes.