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Can children decide which parent they want to live with?

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  • Can children decide which parent they want to live with?
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      Firm Name: Dawson Family Law
      Duration: 01:19
      Date: 2019-07-12
      Courts rarely grant children full control over this decision, but generally allow older children to state their preferences. Some states have a specific age at which courts should consider a child’s preferences, while other states allow judges to make that determination based on a child’s maturity. A local family law attorney can help you understand how custody is decided in your state and work with you to pursue an optimal arrangement.
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