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Will A Court Consider My Child’s Wishes In Determining Parenting Time?

In making child custody and parenting time orders, the court is guided by various discretionary factors to consider. One factor is the wishes of the child, if the child is old enough to responsibility articulate his or her preferences. However, the child’s wishes are not determinative in Ohio; it is simply one factor that the court will take into consideration in determine what is in the child’s best interest.