At what age in South Carolina can a child decide which parent to live with?
Generally speaking, if the child is younger than 12 years old, the court will likely not heavily weigh the child's preference. When a child is between 12 and 14 years of age, a court will weigh the preference more heavily, but the court will not necessarily make a decision based on that preference.
At what age can a child refuse visitation with a non custodial parent?
Most judges understand that once a child reaches their teens (14 /15 /16 /17), it certainly is difficult to force them to visit with a noncustodial parent when they are adamant about not seeing them, but it truly is not the child's decision.
At what age can a child decide if they want to visit the other parent in Illinois?
Illinois child custody laws stipulate that children 14 and older may choose which parent to live with, but the judge may overrule this decision if he or she determines the child's decision is not in his or her best interests.