Can a Child's Preference Influence Custody and Parenting Time/Access?
Yes, a child's preference can play a role in determining custody and parenting time/access decisions in both BC and Alberta. Courts will consider the child's views and preferences, especially if the child is of an age and maturity where it's appropriate to do so. However, the child's preference is just one of many factors the court will consider. The overriding concern will always be the child's best interests.