While it is the court that hears the evidence and weighs the factors, it is the California legislature which makes the statutes that serve as guidance for the family law courts. The California statutes are intended to be a reflection of what is important to the residents of California.
In cases of family law, the California legislature makes statutes guiding the family law court as to the actual definition of marriage and who can and cannot be married in the state of California. The California Legislature establishes laws which define which factors should take preference when determining custody and parenting time. They provide factors for the courts to consider when determining property division and spousal maintenance. They also provide procedural rules to direct how people go through the divorce process and what evidence can and cannot be considered.
The court uses these laws in an effort to create consistency for everyone who goes through the divorce process in California. They provide a framework for judges to follow but the variations in every case result in slightly different results for every case.
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