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Sexual Orientation & Child Custody


How does a parent's sexual orientation or behavior impact a California child custody order?

Whether a parent is heterosexual, homosexual, bi-sexual, transgender, or unknown/changing orientation, the Court will not involve itself in imposing its views on the parents regarding the parent's sexual preference. In addition, the Court will not disqualify a parent from obtaining a custody when that parent lives an unmarried life with a member of the opposite sex. Justice is supposed to be blind when it comes to both sexual orientation and lifestyle but keep in mind, judicial officers are people to and bring their own bias and prejudice to the bench. It is important prior to even starting your case to be familiar with the judge. If you need help understanding the judicial officer assigned to your case, contact Covina attorney Paul Eads today.

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