Can my child choose which parent to live with in Texas?
What can you do if your child keeps telling you they want to live with you? You can ask the judge to interview your child. Here are 10 points you should know about having the judge interview your child.
1. You can ask the judge to interview your child.
2. Your spouse or any other attorneys involved in the case can also ask the judge to interview your child.
3. If your child is 12 years old or older and a person involved in the case asks the judge to interview your child, the judge must interview your child.
4. If your child is under 12 years old and a person involved in the case asks the judge to interview your child, the judge can decide whether or not they will interview your child.
5. A judge can grant an interview request only if there is a nonjury trial.
6. If there is a jury trial, the judge is not allowed to interview your child regarding any issues that is up to the jury to decide.
7. You can create a list of interview questions for the judge to ask your child.
8. You nor your spouse will be allowed in the room when the judge is interviewing your child.
9. The judge can allow any attorney involved in the case to be present at the interview for your child.
10. You, your spouse, or any attorney involved in the case may ask the judge to record the interview and add it to your case file.
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