FAM § 3040 – Alienation of Child from Parent – Family Code 3040
- (a) Custody should be granted in the following order of preference according to the best interest of the child as provided in Sections 3011 and 3020:
- (1) To both parents jointly pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 3080) or to either parent. ?In making an order granting custody to either parent, the court shall consider, among other factors, which parent is more likely to allow the child frequent and continuing contact with the noncustodial parent, consistent with Sections 3011 and 3020, and shall not prefer a parent as custodian because of that parent’s sex. ?The court, in its discretion, may require the parents to submit to the court a plan for the implementation of the custody order.
- (2) If to neither parent, to the person or persons in whose home the child has been living in a wholesome and stable environment.
- (3) To any other person or persons deemed by the court to be suitable and able to provide adequate and proper care and guidance for the child.
- (b) The immigration status of a parent, legal guardian, or relative shall not disqualify the parent, legal guardian, or relative from receiving custody under subdivision (a).
- (c) This section establishes neither a preference nor a presumption for or against joint legal custody, joint physical custody, or sole custody, but allows the court and the family the widest discretion to choose a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the child.
- (d) In cases where a child has more than two parents, the court shall allocate custody and visitation among the parents based on the best interest of the child, including, but not limited to, addressing the child’s need for continuity and stability by preserving established patterns of care and emotional bonds. ?The court may order that not all parents share legal or physical custody of the child if the court finds that it would not be in the best interest of the child as provided in Sections 3011 and 3020.
Sanctions and Attorney Fee Recovery for Bad Actors
FAM § 3027.1 – Attorney’s Fees and Sanctions For False Child Abuse Allegations – Family Code 3027.1 – Click Here
FAM § 271 – Awarding Attorney Fees– Family Code 271 Family Court Sanction Click Here
Awarding Discovery Based Sanctions in Family Law Cases – Click Here
FAM § 2030 – Bringing Fairness & Fee Recovery – Click Here
Abuse & Neglect – The Reporters (Police, D.A & Medical & the Bad Actors)
If You Would Like to Learn More About: The California Mandated Reporting Law Click Here
To Read the Penal Code § 11164-11166 – Child Abuse or Neglect – California Penal Code 11164-11166
Article 2.5. Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) Click Here
Download the Mandated Reporter form below click link
ALL POLICE CHIEFS, SHERIFFS AND COUNTY WELFARE DEPARTMENTS
INFORMATION BULLETIN click here Officers and DA’s for (Procedure to Follow)
It Only Takes a Minute to Make a Difference in the Life of a Child