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age at which child can decide contact?

(4 Posts)
ilovehens Sun 21-Nov-10 19:59:24

Does anyone know if a 12 year old is permitted to begin to decide their own contact pattern with exP?

The exP is always very dictatorial and expects everyone to adhere to what he wants. A contact order has been in place for six years.

ds now wants to have a say in when he goes to visit.

I know that the court would listen to his view at this age, but when will he be old enough to decide contact on his own terms?

Lynli Sun 21-Nov-10 21:03:20

I believe it is 12, this is what my DD was told by her solicitor.

SMummyS Mon 22-Nov-10 10:16:30

It's 11 or 12 basically once they get to secondary school

babybarrister Mon 22-Nov-10 10:37:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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