Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: Henry | 2013/01/06 Childs decision? What is the age when a child can decide which divorced parent they want to live with? Also can any one enlighten me as to what is the process to achieve this? Please advise and thanks... Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question 2 Our users say: Posted by: FIO | 2013/01/24 Legally the child can decide at any age. how the decision is evaluated and determined is dependent ont he childs age, and the professional involved in evaluating the childs decision, What a child wants and what is in the best interests of the child may not be the samething, and in such cases an independent assessment by a psychologist or Family Advocate is required.Aside from this, the age of majority, 18, is theonly time a child can make a totally independent decision, Until that age the child remains the responsibility of the parents.The law requires the voice of the child to be heard, and the voice of the child to be given due consideration. Even a 6 month old baby has a voice, evaluated through crying, happiness, stress etc. Ferdi, I suggest you provide information on this site instead of soliciting business through witholding information in favour private consultation.So, in summary any age the child can decide, w=but wether the childs decision is or choice is granted is dependent on an evaluation of what is considered to be int he childs best interests as determined by a professional such as psychologist. Reply to FIO Posted by: Ferdie | 2013/01/06 You can email me and I will direct you to the right information as I cannot include links in my post. firstname.lastname@example.org Reply to Ferdie Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions Baby teething delayed 2 and a half year old would not eat Swollen lymph nodes in groin can cough medicine expectorant make you horny Breathing problems Ive been diagnosed with Mump. Is it normal to have mouth ulcers too? Constant Tiredness Spots in my eye Can a one year old baby use cipla actin Can I stop breastfeeding for few days and take Duromine for appetite control? Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? Parental responsibilities My fiance and her 13 year old son Am I wrong Not sure what to do about this situation advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!