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Thanks. Sometimes when I am asked a question about this issue by a young child, my answer is too complicated for the child to understand -- so I try to ensure that I know the general age of my audience, before providing an answer.
The simple answer is that there is no age limit where a child's choice of residence will be automatically approved by the family court. The court must consider the child's preference, but it must also be shown that there has been a change in circumstances affecting the child's best interests, before the court will modify the custody arrangements to change the child's primary residence.
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