When Can My Child Decide Where To Live?
if you're asking that question, it's likely that Junior is under the age of majority and has expressed a strong desire to live with you.
How old is your child?The younger the child, the less likely his preference taken into account.
What exactly is the child telling you?IIs she specific in her desires or do you sense that she has conflicting loyalties? Is she telling you what she believes you want--or better yet--need to hear.
Are there professionals or unbiased third parties who will support the child's preference?Were you approached by a therapist, counselor, caregiver or teacher who has unequivocally expressed concerns about your child's well being while in the care of the other parent or her household?
Can you afford to fund the battle?Child custody battles are very costly. The process is long and arduous and cannot be decided overnight, nor without a hearing,