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Legal Statutes: California

UPDATED April 11, 2017

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CHAPTER 4 Joint Custody

back to top3080. Presumption of joint custody

There is a presumption, affecting the burden of proof, that joint custody is in the best interest of a minor child, subject to Section 3011, where the parents have agreed to joint custody or so agree in open court at a hearing for the purpose of determining the custody of the minor child.
Enacted Stats 1992 ch 162 § 10 (AB 2650), operative January 1, 1994. Amended Stats 1993 ch 219 § 116.70 (AB 1500).