Sandusky, OH asked in Family Law for Ohio

Q: How old does the child have to be to decide an what form do I need?

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  • Canandaigua, NY
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Ohio no longer has a minimum age. It is illegal to have a child sign any document expressing their preference of a parent to live with. Only the Court Judge or Magistrate determines whether a child is of sufficient maturity to make a rational choice. This is done in the chambers of the Judge/Magistrate and without parents or lawyers.

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