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Generally speaking child custody/parenting plans can always be modified by the Court based on the best interests of the child. However, grounds for modification must include a change in circumstances that significantly impacts the best interests of the child. Depending on the maturity of the child, a change in a child of twelve's preference may suffice.
Age is not the only factor that is considered by the court. Although most judges will give great weight to the preference of a 14 year old and not as much weight to a ten year old's preference, the court will take into consideration the maturity of the child and the child's reasons for requesting the change.
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