Can dating during divorce affect custody?
Generally, there is no law against dating during a separation or child custody battle. But if your spouse or former spouse discovers that you are dating, they may become more difficult to negotiate with. This could turn a cooperative relationship into a contentious one.
Can a mother keep the child away from the father in California?
In California, either parent can have custody of the children, or the parents can share custody. The judge will usually not make a decision about custody and visitation until after the parents have met with a mediator from Family Court Services.
Can a parent take a child out of state during a divorce?
If there is some type of court action involving the children (divorce, custody, visitation, child support, etc.) that is in process, then it may be illegal for you to take the children out of state, even temporarily, without permission from the judge and/or consent of the other parent.
What is considered abandonment in child custody?
Child abandonment occurs when a parent, guardian, or person in charge of a child either deserts a child without any regard for the child's physical health, safety or welfare and with the intention of wholly abandoning the child, or in some instances, fails to provide necessary care for a child living under their roof.