Hi and thanks for your question.
The age at which the court would begin to consider a child's preference is 12-13, but the court would consider what maturity the child was who is stating a preference. The child's wishes are the not the final decision about custody/visitation issues - although the court may consider the child's preference, the court will consider all factors that it deems relevant to what is in the best interest of the child.
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