How much influence does an 11 yr old have in a custody case?
Man married 12 yrs to a diagnosed mentally ill woman. 2 yrs ago she had him arrested for domestic abuse (lied to police) he was advised to plead 'no contest'. Went through anger mngmnt, therapy, etc, (1st offence, no record) its a misdemeanor. He's worked for same company for 7 yrs., doing very well. They have an 11 yr old daughter, mom rages in front of child, violent to dad,refuses therapy/meds. Dad wants to protect child from mom's abusive behavior and is ready to leave but won't go without child. Can he get custody with his prior arrest?