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At what age can children decide which parent to live with?

Written by: HHLaw (View All Posts ) Published: November 9, 2022
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Generally speaking, once a child turns 13, their wishes are going to be considered in parenting arrangements.  The BC Family Law Act provides for a court to consider the wishes of the children in determining what is in their best interests but younger children are less likely to have a determining role.  The decision of a child on parenting must be made without influence by the other parent.  The maturity of the child will be considered.