My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Arkansas
My step-daughter Madison lives with her mother. Her mother is a major in the Army and her job keeps her very busy. Madison has to get herself on the bus in the morning and come home by herself. She is 11 years old. Madison has told us over the last year she wants to live with us for several different reasons. She has talked to her mom several times about moving to Arkansas and her mom's response is, "that is not what I want." Madison is very hurt because her mom only cares about what she wants and will not look at what she wants.
My question is, is there a law in Arkansas stating a child can choose at a certain age what parent they want to live with? If there is, what age is it?