During child custody hearings, the wishes of children aged 14 years and older are considered and are used to decide where the child will end up staying. Some courts also consider the wishes of children aged between 8 and 13 years. It is important to note that the child does not choose where they want to live, the court considers their wishes and preferences about the parents.
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There is no specific age when a child can decide custody or who to live with. This is because there are many factors to be considered depending on the situation the child is in. Judges have begun to listen to children who are 12 or 13 but this varies widely from state to state and the circumstances of the child's welfare.