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July 11, 2016

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

by Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr. in
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Parents often want their child to be able to have a part in the decision of where they live. They’ll ask at what age the child gets to decide, and that’s really not a good idea. The child’s input to the decision is only one of twenty factors, and then it depends on the child’s ability to understand what they’re being asked, and what the proper response is. The court has to evaluate that the child has sufficient understanding and experience to make that decision, but it’s not the child’s decision, again. It’s the court’s decision, and the child’s input is only one of twenty factors in Florida.