When the children are mature enough to understand the situation, the court also considers their preferences, which they can communicate through signed statements, a child lawyer, a custody assessor or a private interview with the judge. Children rarely testify in court. Not necessarily. In many cases, if you and the other parent agree, you may deviate from your court-ordered visitation schedule. However, if you expect the change of tour to last a long time, it may be better to make an agreed change. You can read more about the agreed changes here: Raub JM, Carson NJ, Cook BL, Wyshak G, Hauser BB. . . .