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At what age can my children decide who they want to live with?

A common misconception is that there is a magic age when children can simply tell a judge they want to live with one parent over the other, and that is the end of the case.  This is not true.  A child’s wishes as to who her custodian would be is one of eight factors a court must consider in making a custody decision.  A custody order must be in the child’s best interest.  What a child wishes may be contrary to that child’s best interest.  A Parenting Plan is not required for children 18 and over, so it could be said that the answer to this question is 18.

what age can my children decide who they want to live with

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