Lewiston, ME asked in Family Law for Maine

Q: Can children testify in a custody hearing in state of Maine?

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Robert Guillory
Robert Guillory

A: yes they can but judges dont like to have them testify, if they will testify often the judge will ask the parents if the kids can talk to the judge without the parents present, it takes both parties to agree to that otherwise the kids get on the witness stand and both parties hear what they have to say. Young children are especially not a favorite of judges to have testify.

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