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AB 263, § 6. Preference that joint physical custody would be in best interest of minor child

1. When a court is making a determination regarding the physical custody of a child, there is a preference that joint physical custody would be in the best interest of a minor child if:

(a) The parents have agreed to an award of joint physical custody or so agree in open court at a hearing for the purpose of determining the physical custody of the minor child; or

(b) A parent has demonstrated, or has attempted to demonstrate but has had his or her efforts frustrated by the other parent, an intent to establish a meaningful relationship with the minor child.

2. For assistance in determining whether an award of joint physical custody is appropriate, the court may direct that an investigation be conducted.