Psychologist's Report on 8 Year Old - How old does an abducted minor have to be before an Israeli court dealing with a Hague Case might appoint a psychologist to investigate whether a return order could be harmful to him/her?
As a rule of thumb, around 10 years old. However, this can be lowered, if the child is sufficiently mature emotionally. For example, in 2006 Beersheva Family Court appointed a professional to investigate the possible effect of a return order on a boy of eight, and in August 2007, when the same case reached its second appeal, this time before the Supreme Court, instructions were given for the appointment of another psychologist, and the preparation of a second report, this time when the child was aged 8 1/2.
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