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14 Year Old Election

Case Conclusion Date: 07.25.2011

Practice Area: Family

Outcome: Custody Change Granted

Description: I was representing a client located near me that needed help changing custody of her 15 year old son so that he could live with her, as was his choice. We had to file suit in a county that I had not worked before due to Dad's residence with the child, and I found out later the judge is known to be "pro-Father." Even with the child's election to live with Mom, we had a hearing of nearly three hours to discuss whether the change was in his best interests. My client was awarded custody, but I believe this was due mainly to the child's insistence that he move in with Mom.

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