When establishing a custody agreement, California laws and courts always prioritize a child's best interests. This is because they want to maintain stability in the child's life as much as possible through an extreme life change, such as a parent's divorce.
The Dear Abby advice column has been running in newspapers for more than 60 years. We recently read an installment in a California newspaper in which a man soon to be married “to a wonderful woman who has a 6-year-old daughter with her ex-husband” asked for advice. His fiancée has been divorced for two years and shares joint custody with her ex.