Attorney Matt Purcell explains the simple answer to this common question.

Watch our conversation with FPS attorney Matt Purcell to learn the simple answer to the common question “When can my kid decide which parent she lives with?” While the answer is simple, the implications are complex, and we hope co-parents will take these perspectives to heart.

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