As a guardian ad litem, I would take into account what an intelligent 12 year old had to say. It would not be my only factor of consideration. If your main concern is medication, you don't have to change custody. Instead you can file to get an order that dad comply with the medical advise of the child's doctor. Be prepared to present lots of expert testimony.
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There is no legal age in the State of Ohio. The court will consider the child's wishes, but it will not be controlling. There are numerous factors the court will consider. You need to obtain an experienced custody attorney to guide you through this.
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There is no age that is set in stone, but the older and more mature a child is, the more the court will factor in his or her opinion in deciding the best interests of a child.
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