1 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
What state are you in? You can Google "children in court" for your specific state. Usually the courts will not allow a child to speak in court or even be in the courtroom. The court will not allow adult issues to be forced onto the child. Just keep in mind that when going to court for custody matters, the court will always put aside the needs of both parents and put the child's needs, emotional and physical. before anything else. The court, depending on what state you are in, will allocate a court appointed advocate for the child and the child will speak to them alone and that advocate will go into court on the child's behalf and tell the court what the child wants. The child advocate will not speak to either parent and both parents will not know what the child said to the advocate until it is stated in the courtroom. Let me know what state you are in and I can find more information for you.