Will the Court consider my child's preference regarding custody and parenting time?

This question gets asked often. Most times, it's in a case where the child lives with one parent but wants to live or spend more time with the other parent. So will and when does the Court consider your child's preference? The preference of the child is one the statutory factors the Courts must consider when making a custody determination. (You can read more about the factors here). Despite the fact it's one of the statutory factors, there's a few things to know. First, there is no magic age. However, Courts are more willing to interview children that are 13 years or older. About 10 years ago, the Courts would interview children as young as ten. However, the Courts have realized that i

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