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I would like to know under scots law what age the child has

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I would like to know under scots law what age the child has to be to decide if they want to see a parent every week or decide themselves if and when they would like to see the parent?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

In terms of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 the age of 12 is the age at which a child is deemed to be able to express a view. That is simply a law that says the child's wishes should be taken into account. A judge can take into account other factors but by the age of 12 he is unlikely to interfere with the child's wishes.

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