Child custody battles are unpleasant for everyone concerned; however, they must be addressed.
After all paperwork is filed and the hearing date is scheduled, the judge may issue a temporary order that is good for a few months or until the day of the custody hearing.
California Family Code Section 3040 states in part, “Custody should be granted in the following order of preference according to the best interest of the child – to both parents jointly or to either parent. In making an order granting custody to either parent, the court shall consider which parent is more likely to allow the child frequent and continuing contact with the non-custodial parent.”
If you and your ex-spouse are going through custody battles, contact an Orange County Family Law attorney who has a success rate in dealing with child custody issues – one who will protect you and your child’s best interests.