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    My son is 10, why can't he talk to the judge or swear an affidavit?
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    First he is too young. Your son does not want to go to school, but he does it because you tell him to. He doesn?t want to go to the dentist or get a haircut but he relents because you have authority over him and because he wants to please you (or at least doesn?t want to make you angry). Maybe a child on a witness stand or in an affidavit will do what you want him to do as well. You don?t let a child choose his doctor, choose his diet or choose how late to stay up at night. So how can he choose which parent he wants to live with?

    Second, there are ways your child?s wishes can be presented before the court either through an assessment by a social worker or through the appointment of a lawyer to represent your child. The older the child is, the more persuasive those wishes will be to the court.

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