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Legal Statutes: California

UPDATED April 11, 2017

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Chapter 2. General Provisions

back to top3010. Custody of unemancipated minor children

(a) The mother of an unemancipated minor child and the father, if presumed to be the father under Section 7611, are equally entitled to the custody of the child.

(b) If one parent is dead, is unable or refuses to take custody, or has abandoned the child, the other parent is entitled to custody of the child.
(Added by Stats.1993, c. 219 (A.B.1500), § 115.5.)