Can a child decide which parent to live with in Alabama?
Alabama courts will consider the child’s preference during custody decisions whenever the child is old enough and mature enough to voice an intelligent opinion. The child’s preference doesn’t control the judge’s decision but weighs heavily in the final decision.
What do you do when your child doesn’t want to see the dad?
Talk to your child about why they don’t want to go Try to get to the bottom of why your child doesn’t want to spend time or stay with your co-parent. Let your child express their feelings to you without judgment. When it’s your turn to respond, do so with kindness and understanding.
Do mothers have more rights than fathers?
Being a mother or a father makes no difference. Parents must show that they are willing to work together respectfully in order to achieve a result that reflects what is best for their child. It is important to remember that parental responsibility is not the same as custody.