Depending on the child’s age and development, the Court may give the child a “voice” in Court proceedings or individuals may agree to hear a child’s views in mediation.
Remember the child never gets a “choice” but may get a “voice”.
The older a child is the more likely the Court will want to hear their “voice”.
Providing the child with their own lawyer is one way to hear a child’s voice.
There are also Practice Note 7 voice of the child reports or Bilateral Parenting Assessments which the Court uses to hear a child’s views.