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. email@example.com 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 Knee Cracking & poping appears after Run, Please advise Spasms in diaphrahm? Dokter. 'n Bontpoot borsluis het gister my kind gebyt. Ons het hom afgehaal en sover moontlik alle dele verwyder. Ek smeer oogsalf aan die plek. Waarvoor moet ek uitkyk en wat staan my verder te doen? Tmj/migraines/pulsating tinnitus/nystagmus Tmj or? To worry or not? i have a mother that is a diabetic for many years. she attends Groote Schuur Hspital. she does not look after herself and is depress. what can i do or whom can help. she is 65 years old. Diabetic Jeukende voete Change of insulin dose with meals Does fiber reduce a1c? 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? Hormone Working for 4 years on Contract Not sure if my boyfriend is in our relationship My son is on a hunger strike because he got braces advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?