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Child's Age to Testify?

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Latest post Wed, Aug 12 2009 4:04 AM by JoBraver. 2 replies.
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    • good3664
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    Child's Age to Testify?

    At what age may a child be heard by the judge in a custody hearing in Oregon?  My stepsons are 10 and 8 and would like to speak to the judge regarding where they will live.  I know they can't choose, but at what age will their testimony be allowed and/or taken into consideration?

  • Wed, Aug 12 2009 12:06 AM In reply to

    Re: Child's Age to Testify?

    They can testify at any age.

    good3664:
    at what age will their testimony be allowed and/or taken into consideration?

    18.

    That's when they become adults.

    Until then they are minors and it's a myth to believe that their wishes will make any difference to a judge.

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  • Wed, Aug 12 2009 4:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Child's Age to Testify?

    The children's testimony will be taken into consideration;  it will be one factor of many that the judge will take into consideration when making a decision.

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