Indiana law generally allows a judge to consider a child at least 14 years of age to provide input as to personal desires regarding custody and visitation issues. A court can consider a younger child, but it depends highly on that specific child's level of maturity and understanding of the situation. Most testimony or interviews are conducted away from the parties and only between the judge and the child in what we call "en camera" (basically, ex parte, in the judge's chambers).
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