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NSW Family Court and Custody of Children - Considering Child's Views?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by CISMP, 7 September 2015.

  1. CISMP

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    How old does a child have to be to have their views considered regarding custody of children by the Family Court?
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    This is decided on a case-by-case basis but it is widely accepted that children of 12 and above are considered old enough and mature enough to make informed reasonably informed decisions about what's in their best interests. This may be different if there is a suspicion the child has been exposed to alienation.
     
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