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What age does a child have to be to decide whether he wants to stay with his mom or dad?


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2010-04-03 09:58:45
2010-04-03 09:58:45

If it is a matter of contested custody it would be at the descretion of the court. In other words, the judge presiding over the matter would rule if the child involved was old enough to make such a choice. The judge would take into consideration the reasons the child wanted to live with the specified parent. Judges are concerned with the welfare of the child above everything else.

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