Age of Child

there is no law that I am aware of but the generally accepted age when a child can start to make that decision seems to be 14, though I’m sure there are cases in which the opinions of younger children are taken into consideration.

No, there is no age where a child can choose where they want to live. If you are addressing custody in court, you can ask the court to speak to the children and the older they are the more weight they will give to the children’s opinion. It is not always in your children’s best interests for you to call them to court and you should do so only when absolutely necessary.

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Is there a law in the state of NC that allows a child at a certain age chose which parent they want to live with?