My child’s wish is to stay with me because we do things in contrast staying with the mom who lets our child do anything she wants. Will the judge take that into consideration in determining custody?

I think that question points out the principle that the wishes of a child are taken into consideration when they are based upon good reason. If the reason that the child wants to stay with a parent is because they are overly permissive, I believe that the court should take that into consideration, and that may be very well a reason for the court to award the parenting time, or more parenting time with the other parent.

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Carolyn S. Zisser

Highly regarded in marital and family law, Carolyn S. Zisser is a well-respected lecturer and author on family law subjects for the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association and private legal seminar companies.