This question relates to Mercer County Pennsylvania Court and the Judge's decision regarding the child's preference for overnight visitations. Is there a certain age of the child when the Judge will make a decision based on an evaluation of the child's preference? How can a Judge be convinced that it is in the best interest of the child's welfare to allow the child to decide at which home to stay overnight?
Hello. There are few related articles. Read, How is a Child’s Preference and Choice in Custody Determined? There are also questions like: When Can a Child Choose Where to Live? Btw.: there are two kinds of custody in Pennsylvania and other U.S states. The first is "physical" and the second one is "legal". Read more about "Can Children Express Preference in Pennsylvania Custody Proceedings?"