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Legal Information: California
Laws current as of April 2, 2020
WomensLaw.org strongly recommends that you get in touch with a lawyer in your community for more information on custody. Go to the CA Places that Help page for a listing of organizations that can help. For more information about custody and visitation, you can also visit the California Courts Self Help Center. In our general Custody page, we have information about custody that is not specific to any state. The page includes a section about how to try to transfer your custody case to a new state where you are living so that you can modify the custody order from your new state.
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