Does the child have a say in custody?

Does the child have a say in custody?

If child is 14 or older, child has the right to choose the custodial parent. If the child is 14 or older, child has the right to testify in court regarding the preference of custodial parent. If the child is 14 or older, the judge may consider the wishes of the child.

At what age do child custody experts believe a child should be allowed to choose a parent?

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While no law permits the child to choose their custody status, most California courts believe 14 years of age is old enough to express themselves and the reasons why they prefer one parent over the other.

At what age does a child have a say in custody Australia?

There is no set age at which a child can choose who they live with, or choose when (or whether) they see the other parent. A child is legally a minor until he/she turns 18.