Will my child's wishes be taken into consideration by the court?

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In divorce cases, child custody is often a thorny issue between the two divorcing parties. In determining custody, family courts analyze various factors, among them the preference or inclination of the child. Therefore, your child's opinion will be taken into consideration in a custody case. However, this is not to mean that your child's wishes or inclination will be granted automatically. Read on for more insight. Child Preference In most states, the law states that when the child is of sufficient age, the court shall take into account the desires or wishes of the child in deciding which parent the kid is placed with.

29 June 2016