Changes to Parenting Plan
Child Custody Marriage of Lucio
Marriage of Lucio <ul><li>Disso: 8/23/04  </li></ul><ul><li>Two children  </li></ul><ul><li>Stipulated Judgment : </li></u...
Marriage of Lucio <ul><li>“Father shall have monitored visits with the children, with the goal of having unmonitored visit...
Marriage of Lucio <ul><li>Probation completion : </li></ul><ul><li>March, 2006: F completes three years of therapy and his...
Marriage of Lucio <ul><li>T/Ct : OSC dismissed, based on F’s failure to show change of circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>M a...
Marriage of Lucio <ul><li>Court of Appeal :  Reversed and remanded. </li></ul><ul><li>A showing that there was a change of...
Family Code, Section 3011 <ul><li>In making a determination of the  best interest of the child  in a proceeding . . . , th...
Family Code, Section 3011(continued) <ul><li>(b) Any  history of abuse  by one parent or any other person seeking custody ...
Family Code, Section 3011(continued) <ul><li>(c) The nature and amount of contact with both parents . . . . </li></ul><ul>...
Marriage of Lucio
THE END
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A review of a recent California case where a registered sex offender moved the court for unmonitored visitation, we learn the appropriate test to be used by the court in granting or denying the modification request

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Modification of Visitation Orders

  1. 1. Changes to Parenting Plan
  2. 2. Child Custody Marriage of Lucio
  3. 3. Marriage of Lucio <ul><li>Disso: 8/23/04 </li></ul><ul><li>Two children </li></ul><ul><li>Stipulated Judgment : </li></ul><ul><li>Joint legal custody </li></ul><ul><li>M granted sole physical custody </li></ul><ul><li>F given monitored visits for six hours every Sunday </li></ul>
  4. 4. Marriage of Lucio <ul><li>“Father shall have monitored visits with the children, with the goal of having unmonitored visits once the father’s probation is terminated.” </li></ul><ul><li>F’s prior convictions : </li></ul><ul><li>2002: F pled guilty to one count of lewd conduct (3 years informal probation) </li></ul><ul><li>2003: F pled guilty to indecent exposure (30 days jail and 3 years formal probation) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Marriage of Lucio <ul><li>Probation completion : </li></ul><ul><li>March, 2006: F completes three years of therapy and his probation ends. </li></ul><ul><li>April 2006: F files OSC for modification of the order </li></ul><ul><li>F’s request : </li></ul><ul><li>Unmonitored visits on alternate weekends </li></ul><ul><li>Best interest of the children to have visits </li></ul>
  6. 6. Marriage of Lucio <ul><li>T/Ct : OSC dismissed, based on F’s failure to show change of circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>M awarded $5,000 attorney’s fees </li></ul><ul><li>F appeals. Your Ruling? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Marriage of Lucio <ul><li>Court of Appeal : Reversed and remanded. </li></ul><ul><li>A showing that there was a change of circumstances was not required </li></ul><ul><li>F had not requested a change in custody </li></ul><ul><li>F only requested a change in visitation </li></ul><ul><li>“Best interest test” should have been applied </li></ul>
  8. 8. Family Code, Section 3011 <ul><li>In making a determination of the best interest of the child in a proceeding . . . , the court shall, among any other factors it finds relevant, consider all of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>(a) The health, safety, and welfare of the child. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Family Code, Section 3011(continued) <ul><li>(b) Any history of abuse by one parent or any other person seeking custody against any of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Any child to whom he or she is related . . . , or with whom he or she has had a caretaking relationship . . . . </li></ul><ul><li>(2) The other parent. </li></ul><ul><li>(3) A parent, current spouse, or cohabitant, of the parent or person seeking custody, or a person with whom the parent or person seeking custody has a dating or engagement relationship. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Family Code, Section 3011(continued) <ul><li>(c) The nature and amount of contact with both parents . . . . </li></ul><ul><li>(d) The habitual or continual illegal use of controlled substances or habitual or continual abuse of alcohol by either parent. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Marriage of Lucio
  12. 12. THE END
  13. 13. (626) 683-8113

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