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Child Custody Factor: Reasonable Preference of The Child

CHILD CUSTODY SERIES: 20 Factors A Judge Must Consider When Determining Issues of Parental Responsibility and Time-Sharing

The ninth factor to consider is:
(i) “The reasonable preference of the child, if the court deems the child to be of sufficient intelligence, understanding, and experience to express a preference.”

This factor takes into consideration the preference of the child when it comes to time-sharing and parental responsibility.

A mature child’s wishes may be considered by the courts, however it is one of many other factors that the court must consider.

For example, if a teenage boy of high school age consistently expresses a reasonably founded desire to live with his father, and this situation is favorable for the overall well-being of the child, a Judge may give the child’s preference consideration.

The Judge will consider the child’s preference along with many other factors that will ultimately put the child’s overall well-being as the top priority.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we have been helping mothers and fathers with child custody for over 30 years in the Tampa area.

If you are having any child custody issues such as time-sharing problems, parental responsibility or any other custody issue that may be causing an unhealthy situation for your child, or negatively affecting your parental rights, we are here to help you.

To schedule a child custody consultation with Gary Dolgin, give us a call at (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

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