Sometimes, when a person can prove that there is a risk that the child will be harmed or removed from the state of California, if the court does nothing that day or within a few days, they can ask the court to issue temporary custody orders in the event of an emergency. In general, support forms use the number of children in one case, the income of each parent and the percentage of time spent with the children. Who can claim the child as a tax-dependent? They can apply to change a custody decision if circumstances change. A change in circumstances means that something has happened, so that the old education plan is no longer in the best interests of the child. For example, a paternity complaint. If you primarily need the court to determine who is the father of a child (or who is not), you can file this complaint as long as the child is 20 years of age or younger. Anyone mentioned on the birth certificate or claims to be a parent must be sued as a defendant, so you may have to nominate multiple defendants if there is more than one potential/named father. Now that you have an outstanding case, if you wish to hold a trial to ask the judge to issue custody and visit warrants, you must follow the steps of the trial request. Cases for married parents or registered national partners If you are married to the other parent or if you are a registered national partner, you can apply for custody or visitation orders in such cases: if you move, you must update your address with the court by submitting a change of address form (see Forms page).
The judge will review the evidence that you and the other parent present and decide who should have custody, what type of custody that person should have and what type of visit the parent should have without deprivation of liberty.4 It is generally preferable to have a lawyer represented in court.