18- 20 after 21 your on your own
The judge may very well ask the child their preference. The judge still gets to make the decision.
a child in tribal custody has asked to speak with the judge of the tribe. Does the child have the right to do that?
A child must be 18 years old before s/he can decide for him/herself which parent s/he wants to live with. At around age 13, a child could ask to speak with a judge in his own behalf and tell the judge which parent he would prefer to live with and why he would make that choice. If the judge agrees with the child's assessment and sees no reason not to settle residential custody on that parent, then the child may get his wish. If the judge does not agree with what the child says, then the child must abide by the judge's wishes.
If he's old eniugh he will feel betrayed and used.
Yes, a child of 14 could request to speak to the judge in private to explain how they feel. There is no guarantee, however, that the judge would grant the child's request, as custodial decisions are based upon what the judge feels is in the best interest of the child and not on the preference of any of the involved parties.
In divorces in Florida, the Judge is supposed to make his decision on what is in the best interest of the child. The judge would check with a social worker. If the child is a six year old, the judge would listen to the social worker who would have interviewed the child in private. Many six year old children are smart enough to give the answer they think the adult wants them to give rather than tell the way they really feel. The six year old tries to please the adults around him so he can survive. In his value system, surviving is far more important than telling the truth. An adolescent would expect the judge to listen to him. He would explain his reasons and would probably get his way.
At the age of 12 a child can tell the judge if they want to see said parent. However, the child must abide by the judges ruling from any other previous hearing.
Of course he can.
It's a judge who does that, not the parents.
it depends on his relationship with his child and how you feel about it. does he see his child or pay child support? Does he see pr live with his child? How do you feel about it?
yes they can. all they have to do is go to a judge and tell him/her why they want to move out and give the judge a good reason. and you have to prove that you have somewhere to live and make money to show you will be taken care of.
yes a child old enough to talk can tll the judge that. Sound smart and state your reasons to the judge! Good Luck!
You will have to file a modification with the court. The child's wishes are not necessarily what the judge will do. The judge will take into consideration what the child wants, but ultimately will have to look at the best interest of the child.
The judge will determine based on needs and finances. Most states have guidelines that must be followed by the judge who issues the child support order.
It depends on the judge and the other parent also has to agree to take the child.
You can tell when your child is quiet or crying alot.
Minors are not allowed to make the decision as to which parent they prefer to live with. In some cases concerning older teens a judge may choose to interview them as to how they feel about issues such as the school they are attending, friends, and so forth. Regardless of what the child or parents may want the judge will make the decision based on what is in the best interest of the child/children.
Yes, in Tennessee a child can choose which parent to live with even if the other parent has custody. The child will have to go to court and tell a judge they choose to live with the other parent.
The law reads that the child's age and emotional maturity will be taken into consideration, but the final decision depends entirely on the judge's decision. However, when the child turns the age of 14 he or she (if the judge in the case feels the child is mature enough) may ask to speak to the judge in his /her own behalf and make his/her wishes known to the judge and why the child wants to choose to live with that parent. If the judge agrees with the child's assessment, the judge could rule that way. If the judge does not agree then the child must abide by the judges's decision.
The age of the child is not relevant, as the decision of which parent will retain custody is made by the presiding judge. The judge will make the decision based on what the court believes is best for the child, not upon the preference of the child or any other involved party.
if you are the 15 year old boy tell her how you feel about her. if you are the girl then tell him how you feel about him and tell him it cant work.
18. However the child is always free to make their wishes known to the judge, either in court when custody is being decided, by requesting a meeting with the judge, writing a letter to the judge expressing their wishes, or engaging an attorney or guardian ad litem to speak for them. The judge will take into consideration the wishes of the child, and generally, the older the child, the more weight is given to those wishes. Ultimately, however, the judge will rule depending on what he or she feels would be in the best interests of the child.