Child Custody

Child Custody and Visitation

Child Custody and Visitation : Child’s Return Under Hague Convention May Not Be Conditioned upon Cooperation of Abducting Parent Cal Family Law Monthly February 1, 2012

Stephen B. Ruben

Child Custody and Visitation : "Fit Parent" Presumption Is Overcome When Parent's Objections to Visitation Lack Credibility

We now have a definitive California decision following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Troxel v. Granville (2000) 530 U.S. 57, involving a grandparent whose adult child has died, that actually authorizes visitation with her grandchildren over the objection of the surviving parent. In Troxel, the trial court allowed two parents of a deceased parent to have more visitation with their grandchildren than the surviving parent was willing to allow.

Child Custody in California

California family courts consider a number of factors before granting a parent either sole custody or joint custody. Parents who wish to file for child custody in California should first become familiar with the child custody laws in California.


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