In California the legislature repeatedly makes it clear in the laws regarding children that all decisions made regarding custody and parenting must be made in the best interests of protecting a child’s health, safety and welfare. This focus on the children’s welfare means the court will not considers a parent’s needs over the child’s.
It is presumed that the best interests of children are served when they have regular and consistent contact with both parents, unless there is evidence that the child’s health, safety, or welfare is compromised when in the care of a parent. If a parent has been convicted of child abuse or domestic violence, the crimes will be considered when determining the health, safety and welfare of the child.
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