FC 3020 sets forth three public policy criteria in making orders for custody and visitation. These can be summarized as follows: 1) The health safety & welfare of the child; 2) Frequent and continuing contact with both parents 3) if there is a conflict between these two policies, the health, safety and welfare of the child prevails. What this means to parents going through the family court process is that if your child's health, safety or welfare is in jeopardy (such as domestic violence in the home), the court will curtail a parents contact with the child. If you have concerns about the other parent or if you are facing allegations that you are at a risk to your child, contact Covina attorney Paul Eads who will fight for your constitutional rights as a parent and that of your child.
What is considered by the court when making child custody and visitation orders?