The Child-centred Family Justice Strategy: Baseline Information from Family Law Practitioners

Figure 2.2  Respondents' Views on How Much Weight Should be Given to the Preference of Children at Specified Age Ranges

  • Under 6 years of age: none - 56.0%, light - 41.3% and heavy - 2.8%
  • 6 to 9 years of age: none - 19.6%, light - 71.4% and heavy - 8.9%
  • 10 to 13 years of age: none - 3.5%, light - 46.0% and heavy - 50.4%
  • 14 years or older: none - 0.9%, light - 7.1% and heavy - 92.0%

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