One of the main questions I get when dealing with custody cases is, How is child custody determined in California Courts? In family law matters often the key aspect that is evaluated is "what is in the best interest of the child" this includes various factors ranging from safety, schooling, and the environment the child will be living in. The environment such as housing and location the child will be residing. In addition, the ability of the parents to afford and take care of the child adequately along with the parents behavior.
California law places the emphasis on what is the “best interest of the child”, the family law court wants to be assured that the "health, safety, and welfare" of the child will be in the forefront. Further the court likes to see "frequent and continuing contact" by both parents. Permitting to the California family code section 3040, child custody must be established in an order of preference and rendering to the best interest of the child.
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