I have been practicing since 1992, and have yet to see a child testify from the stand in any family law case. The court has the power to interview a child in chambers (rare), have a mediator interview the child (common), have a mental health professional interview the child (common) and to appoint a child’s attorney (common). In theory a child could take the stand, but this is discouraged in the law, and generally abhorrent to most judicial officers.
Thomas Kendall is a partner in the law firm Kendall & Gkikas, LLP, Since 1994 have successfully fought for joint share parenting plans for fit parents. During and after the divorce process, Kendall and Gkikas, LLP has the in-depth knowledge it takes to help you make these positive adjustments to satisfy the court and for you to remain a major part of your children’s life.