If children are 13 and 16 in a custody battle, do they have the say so in where they live or is is decided by the courts?

Asked on January 16, 2013 under Family Law, Washington

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

They do not decide.  The court decides.  And the court decides "in the best interest of the children."   They are at an age where the court can take their testimony and weigh their opinion but it is not set in stone.  Good luck.


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