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im not sure what state you are in but in a lot of states a child must be at leaste 12 years old and must be in the right state of mind to understand what is going.

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Q: How old does a child have to be to tell the judge how they feel?
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How old does a child have to be to tell a judge who they want to live with without the judge having to decide if its in the best interest of the child?

18- 20 after 21 your on your own


Can a 12 year old child tell the court what parent they want to live with?

The judge may very well ask the child their preference. The judge still gets to make the decision.


How old can a child talk to the judge in Oklahoma?

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How old do you have to be to decide what parent you want to live with Oregon?

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.


How does a child feel doing child labour?

If he's old eniugh he will feel betrayed and used.


Could a 14-year-old who lives in North Carolina with their mom all the time but would like to spend alternate weeks with their dad tell the judge that is how they would like the custody to be divided?

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.


What if the child doesn't want to live with the mother?

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.


How old the child is when you tell about pregnancy?

twelve


Can a Judge force your 17.6 year old daughter to continue visiting her father if she does not want to visit him anymore We live in Il.?

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.


Can a judge force a 14 year old child to return home?

Of course he can.


Can parents emancipate their 16 year old child?

It's a judge who does that, not the parents.


Should you dump the boyfriend who has a 5 year old?

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?


Can a 17 year old foster child move out without consent?

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.


Can a child at 17 talk to a judge in regards to her wanting to live with the other parent when the pasrents are divorced?

yes a child old enough to talk can tll the judge that. Sound smart and state your reasons to the judge! Good Luck!


What do you do as a parent if your 13 year old child wants to live with you but mother has custody?

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.


My child is 10 years old how much support do i pay?

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.


How old does a child in Illinois have to be to decide what parent they want to live?

It depends on the judge and the other parent also has to agree to take the child.


How can you tell if your 1 year old has a headache?

You can tell when your child is quiet or crying alot.


How old does a child have to be in Colorado to decide which parent they want to live with?

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.


Can a 17 year old child in Tennessee decide to live with one parent when the other parent has legal custody?

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.


How old does a child have to be in Arkansas to decide which parent they want to live with?

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.


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How old does a child have to be to choose who they want to live with in Kentucky?

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.


What do you do if a 15 boy year old likes a nineteen year old girl and are friends but the girl believes that they should just be friends but the guy is really into her?

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How old does child have to be to choose which parent to live with in state of Florida?

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.