Child Custody

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Family Code Section 3042 requires the Court to consider a child’s preference regarding custody if the child is of sufficient age and capacity to form an intelligent opinion on the issue. As of January 1, 2012 the California Legislature amended the statute to add that the judge must also consider a child’s wishes concerning visitation.

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Medical marijuana is big business and more commonly accepted in all social strata. How does it impact the family law courts. While not the final word on the issue a recent case has shed light on how the court’s may view medical marijuana in the context of a dependency proceeding.

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There is an interesting podcast on NPR today in which a 12 year old boy recounts how he felt during and after his parents divorce which occurred when he was nine. It is worth a listen particularly if you are involved in child custody issues.

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