At 15, the child’s input will be a factor IF the child wishes to address the court. If the child indicates an interest in addressing the court the judge must hear from that child unless the judge determines addressing the court is not in the child's best interest. Perhaps a nuance, but it can be an important one. Some Judges adhere to these statutory requirements strictly while others may not even make the prerequisite finding that a child wishes to address the court before receive testimony from a minor child.