There is no particular age when a child can decide which parent he/she wants to live with. The court will look at the “reasonable preference of the child” and if the child has “sufficient intelligence, understanding and experience to express a preference.” It is rare for the court to allow the child to testify, but if it does, it will be through an “in camera” examination where only the judge, the child and a court reporter are present. Attorneys, family members and the parents are not allowed.