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At what age does a child have the right to choose who she does

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At what age does a child have the right to choose who she does or does not want to visit?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  FiveStarLaw replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Thank you for your question. I am a New York licensed attorney. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do whatever I can to answer your questions!

A child does not have a legal right to decline to comply with a court order of visitation at any age. The parties are bound by court order until or unless the court issues an order.

That said, there may be a remedy.

The mother may petition the court for modification to the visitation agreement based upon the child's preference. A New York court will typically consider the opinion of the child when the child is able to clearly and maturely articulate his reasons for requesting a change usually about age 12.

Age is not the only factor that is considered by the court. Typically, the court will take into consideration the maturity of the child and the child's reasons for requesting the change.

I would be glad to continue our conversation and respond to any follow-up questions that you may have.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you!

Expert:  FiveStarLaw replied 1 year ago.
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Please let me know if I can assist you in the future by requesting me directly.
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