Who gets custody of child in divorce in California? In California, either parent can have custody of the children, or the parents can share custody. The judge makes the final decision about custody and visitation but usually will approve the arrangement (the parenting plan) that both parents agree on.
Is CA A 50/50 custody State? 50/50 custody is common in California
In this state, it’s generally preferred that parents share joint physical and legal custody when possible.
What determines custody in California? California law does not show preference to any one parent in a custody case. Custody decisions are to be made based on the child’s best interests. That being said, mothers are historically granted custody more often than fathers, since they are often the caretakers of the children more so than the fathers.
Who gets primary custody in California? Under California law, the court begins the custody evaluation by presuming that both parents are equally entitled to custody of the child—meaning, the judge doesn’t begin the evaluation with a bias towards one parent or the other. (Cal. Fam.