Do the wishes of a child have any influence in custody/time-sharing decisions in Florida?
A child’s wishes is one factor. A court may look into the child’s wishes if the child is in their teenage years. Usually they really don’t like to wing it, but sometimes it happens. The thing you need to consider is the fact that you are asking your child to make a choice between both parents, which is not really fair. You’re involving the child in the litigation. Both of these things that you are doing at that point is not in their best interest. Courts and judges know that it is not in their best interest to choose between the parents, nor is it in their best interest to come to court and tell the judge which parent that they want to spend their time with.