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seattledivorceservices.com/age-can-child-decide-live

Nov 22, 2013 ... We regularly get asked at what age can a child decide which parent she or he will live with. I was asked this again just the other day. Frequently, the person asking is under the impression that a child can make their own decision after they turn 12; I am not sure where this persistent rumor comes from but it ...

www.mundahllaw.com/minnesota-divorce/2013/11/12/age-can-kid-decide-live

Nov 12, 2013 ... Interestingly, the court considered it to be vain and useless to order children who are approaching the age of majority to live with a parent with whom they do ... The bottom line is that there is no particular age at which a child can decide to live with one parent or another, however, the older the child is, the ...

www.rosen.com/childcustody/carticles/child-best-interests

Attorneys often hear from clients that they have heard from relatives or friends that a child can choose where they want to live when they reach a certain age. ... court or other third-party involvement with your marital separation, the answer to whether or not your child can choose which parent to live with can be complicated.

thelancasterlawfirm.com/family-law-domestic-relations/age-can-child-decide-parent-live

Sep 22, 2016 ... In many instances of child custody and changes in custody, parents want to know what effect, if any, their child or children's preferences will have with the court or the judge. The answer is “it depends.” The standard in custody cases is “the best interest of the child.” Generally, a parent will be awarded ...

info.legalzoom.com/can-child-decide-live-other-divorced-parent-washington-state-law-24721.html

When Can a Child Decide to Live With the Other Divorced Parent by Washington State Law? By Jim Thomas. In many states ... According to the American Bar Association, some judges won't listen to a child under the age of seven, assuming the child is too young to have an informed opinion. If an older child expresses a ...

tampabaylawyers.com/at-what-age-can-a-child-choose-which-parent-to-live-with.aspx

A popular misconception is that at the age of 12 the child can decide where to reside, but nothing could be further from the truth.

hoflaw.com/can-child-decide-parent-live-virginia-custody-case

Jul 17, 2017 ... Either (1) their child has expressed a preference to live with them and not with their other parent, or (2) they're worried that the child will choose the other ... The reasonable preference of the child, if the court deems the child to be of reasonable intelligence, understanding, age and experience to express ...

www.alllaw.com/articles/family/child_custody/article1.asp

Myths abound in divorce court, but one of the most damaging is the notion that when a child reaches the age of 14, it is the child who can decide which parent to live ... the parents will agree that the children will spend time with both parents even though they may live with one parent more often and longer than with the other.

yourchildsupportlawyer.com/child-custody/age-a-child-can-decide-which-parent-to-live-with

Jun 9, 2016 ... However, this age is not an automatic age a child can decide which parent to live with. As in many family law case types, Texas law gives the judge great discretion in determining what is in the child's best interest. Turning 12 does not allow the child to decide if they will go live with mom or dad. Turning 12 ...