My daughter is 14 years old. She currently lives with her father in Sioux Falls, but now wants to come live with me in Brookings. Will a South Dakota court consider my daughter's wishes?

Yes.  Under some circumstances, a court may consider your daughter's wishes.  South Dakota law provides that if a child is of a sufficient age to form an intelligent preference, the court may consider that preference in determining custody.

Brooke Swier Schloss
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