In California, the court will consider the best interests of the child when making a decision about custody. This includes considering the child’s preferences, but the court will also take into account other factors such as the child’s relationship with each parent, the child’s stability and safety, and the ability of each parent to provide for the child. A 13-year-old child’s preference may be taken into account, but it is not the only factor that the court will consider.
It is important to note that the court will also consider the child’s overall well-being, including the child’s physical, emotional, and mental health. The court will also consider the child’s relationship with each parent, including the parents’ ability to provide a stable and nurturing environment for the child. Even though the mother is a stay-at-home mom and does not have a history of abuse, the court will take into account the child’s relationship and interaction with both parents to make a fair decision.
Ultimately, the court will make a decision that is in the best interest of the child. It’s important to remember that a child’s preference is important but not the only factor that the court will consider. It is always recommended to seek legal representation and guidance in such matters and to provide the court with evidence that supports the best interest of the child.
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