Will the child(ren) have to appear in court in order to decide custody/access?


Probably not because judges are aware of the fact that testifying in court can be a very scary experience for a child. It is recognized that children forced to testify against a parent is not the ideal situation especially during a bitter custody dispute.

If the judge needs the testimony or evidence of the child’s views/preferences in order to make a determination, then the following options are available. Such as the appointment of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.

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