Can the custodial parent deny phone calls?
Parent and child are entitled to private communications without interference from the other parent. Examples of interference include a parent's refusal to answer the phone, refusing to let the child or others answer, or denying access by blocking the other parent's calls.
What happens when there is no custody agreement?
If there is no custody order, both parents have an equal right to custody, and either can lawfully take physical possession of the child at any time. However, taking the child away without the other parent's consent can be held against you in court if that action was not reasonable.
Is the non custodial parent responsible for medical bills?
In some states, the non-custodial parent is responsible for uninsured medical expenses that exceed either a set amount or his or her support obligation, while in other states, parents are required to split the cost of uninsured medical expenses based on their respective monthly incomes.
Does custodial parent have more rights?
Physical and Legal Custody Often, however, the custodial parent shares "legal custody" of the child with the non-custodial parent. "Legal custody" includes the right to make decisions about the child's education, religion, health care, and other important concerns.
Does a 13 year old have a say in custody?
While no law permits the child to choose their custody status, most California courts believe 14 years of age is old enough to express themselves and the reasons why they prefer one parent over the other.