Legal Question in Family Law in Minnesota

how old does a child have to be in order for their testimony to be taken into consideration regarding a child custody order

Asked on 9/01/13, 8:07 pm

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Maury Beaulier612.240.8005 Minnesota Lawyers

There is no set age.. A child may voice an opinion when a court deems him/her to be of suitable age and maturity. That doe snot mean the child testifies. Instead, their wishes are often conveyed through a Guardian Ad Litem appointed by the court.

Maury D. Beaulier

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Answered on 9/03/13, 8:33 am

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