Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 2 Matters To Be Considered in Granting Custody
Chapter 3 Temporary Custody Order During Pendency of Proceeding
Chapter 4 Joint Custody
Chapter 5 Visitation Rights
Chapter 6 Custody Investigation and Report
Chapter 7 Action for Exclusive Custody
Chapter 8 Location of Missing Party or Child
Chapter 9 Check to Determine Whether Child is Missing Person
Chapter 10 Appointment of Counsel to Represent Child
Chapter 11 Mediation of Custody and Visitation Issues
Chapter 12 Counseling of Parents and Child
Chapter 13 Supervised Visitation and Exchange Services, Education, and Counseling

Terms Used In California Codes > Family Code > Division 8 > Part 2 - RIGHT TO CUSTODY OF MINOR CHILD

  • Advertisement: means any written or printed communication, including a directory listing, except a free telephone directory listing that does not allow space for a license number. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • Agency: means the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. See California Labor Code 18.5
  • Appeals board: means the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. See California Education Code 89529.15
  • ballot: means any of the following:

    California Elections Code 301

  • Board: means the governing body of a local taxing entity. See California Government Code 975
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • Bureau: means the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau. See California Business and Professions Code 7601
  • business: includes a proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and any other form of commercial enterprise. See California Vehicle Code 234
  • Chief: means the Chief of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Government Code 20
  • City: includes every city and city and county within this State. See California Vehicle Code 255
  • Collateral: means any specific vehicle, trailer, boat, recreational vehicle, motor home, appliance, or other property that is subject to a security agreement. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • commercial vehicle: is a motor vehicle of a type required to be registered under this code used or maintained for the transportation of persons for hire, compensation, or profit or designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property. See California Vehicle Code 260
  • Commissioner: means any county agricultural commissioner. See California Food and Agricultural Code 26
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Labor Code 14
  • County: includes city and county. See California Family Code 67
  • County: includes city and county. See California Food and Agricultural Code 29
  • County: includes city and county. See California Water Code 14
  • County: includes city and county. See California Health and Safety Code 14
  • County: includes every county and city and county within this State. See California Vehicle Code 270
  • court-appointed investigator: means a probation officer, domestic relations investigator, or court-appointed evaluator directed by the court to conduct an investigation pursuant to this chapter. See California Family Code 3110
  • cribbing device: is a ny paper or device designed for cheating by supplying examination answers without questions to an applicant for the purpose of fraudulently qualifying the applicant for any class of driver's license, permit, or certificate. See California Vehicle Code 273
  • Customer-owned gas piping: means all parts of the gas piping system downstream of the gas utility point of delivery, including, but not limited to, downstream of the gas utility meter and service tee (also known as a bypass tee). See California Health and Safety Code 19201
  • Dealer: is a person not otherwise expressly excluded by Section 286 who:

    California Vehicle Code 285

  • Department: means Department of Industrial Relations. See California Labor Code 19
  • Department: means the Department of Consumer Affairs. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • Department: means the Department of Food and Agriculture. See California Food and Agricultural Code 32
  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 20
  • Department: means the Department of Motor Vehicles except, when used in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 2100) of Division 2 and in Divisions 11 (commencing with Section 21000), 12 (commencing with Section 24000), 13 (commencing with Section 29000), 14 (commencing with Section 31600), 14. See California Vehicle Code 290
  • Director: means the Director of Consumer Affairs. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 21
  • Disability: means a medical condition, mental disability, or physical disability, as those terms are defined in subdivisions (i), (j), and (l) of §. See California Elections Code 354.5
  • disabled: includes mental or physical illness and mental or physical injury including any illness or injury resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition. See California Education Code 89529.15
  • disabled person: is a ny of the following:

    California Vehicle Code 295.5

  • Dismissal: means dismissal for cause. See California Education Code 89530
  • Division: means the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. See California Labor Code 2650
  • driver: is a person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See California Vehicle Code 305
  • Election: means any election including a primary that is provided for under this code. See California Elections Code 318
  • Elections official: means any of the following:

    California Elections Code 320

  • Elector: means a person who is a United States citizen 18 years of age or older and, except as specified in subdivision (b), is a resident of an election precinct in this state on or before the day of an election. See California Elections Code 321
  • Electronic format: includes , but is not limited to, a text message, email, or internet posting. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • Employee: means any of the following:

    California Education Code 89529.15

  • employer: means :

    California Labor Code 3300

  • Employer: means any person who, directly or indirectly or through an employee, agent, independent contractor, or any other person, employs an industrial homeworker. See California Labor Code 2650
  • Fiscal year: means a year beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 unless the local public entity has adopted a different fiscal year as authorized by law, in which case "fiscal year" means the fiscal year adopted by such local public entity. See California Government Code 970
  • for hire: means that the entity providing transportation services is compensated for the transportation under contract or agreement. See California Vehicle Code 462
  • Highway: is a way or place of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See California Vehicle Code 360
  • Home: means any room, house, apartment, or other premises, whichever is most extensive, used in whole or in part as a place of dwelling. See California Labor Code 2650
  • Industrial disability leave: means temporary disability as defined in Divisions 4 (commencing with Section 3200) and 4. See California Education Code 89529.02
  • Industrial homework: means any manufacture in a home of materials or articles for an employer when such articles or materials are not for the personal use of the employer or a member of his or her family. See California Labor Code 2650
  • Industrial homeworker: means any person who does industrial homework. See California Labor Code 2650
  • injury: as used in this division , includes cancer, including leukemia, that develops or manifests itself during a period in which any member described in subdivision (a) is in the service of the department or unit, if the member demonstrates that he or she was exposed, while in the service of the department or unit, to a known carcinogen as defined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or as defined by the director. See California Labor Code 3212.1
  • Judgment: means a final judgment for the payment of money rendered against a local public entity. See California Government Code 970
  • Labor Commissioner: means Chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. See California Labor Code 21
  • legal owner: is a person holding a security interest in a vehicle which is subject to the provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code, or the lessor of a vehicle to the State or to any county, city, district, or political subdivision of the State, or to the United States, under a lease, lease-sale, or rental-purchase agreement which grants possession of the vehicle to the lessee for a period of 30 consecutive days or more. See California Vehicle Code 370
  • Legal owner: means a person holding any of the following:

    California Business and Professions Code 7500.1

  • License: means a basic permit to operate a pediatric day health and respite care facility. See California Health and Safety Code 1760.2
  • Licensee: means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation licensed under this chapter as a repossession agency. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • local agency: includes any of the following:

    California Government Code 7920.510

  • Local authorities: means the legislative body of every county or municipality having authority to adopt local police regulations. See California Vehicle Code 385
  • Local election: is a municipal, county, or district election. See California Elections Code 328
  • Local public entity: includes a county, city, district, public authority, public agency, and any other political subdivision or public corporation in the state, but does not include the Regents of the University of California and does not include the state or any office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission or agency of the state claims against which are paid by warrants drawn by the Controller. See California Government Code 970
  • Local taxing entity: means a local public entity that has the power to levy ad valorem taxes, or ad valorem assessments, upon property within the territory of the entity. See California Government Code 975
  • Medically fragile: means having an acute or chronic health problem that requires therapeutic intervention and skilled nursing care during all or part of the day. See California Health and Safety Code 1760.2
  • member of the public: means any person other than a member, agent, officer, or employee of a federal, state, or local agency who is acting within the scope of that membership, agency, office, or employment. See California Government Code 7920.515
  • motor vehicle: includes a recreational vehicle as that term is defined in subdivision (a) of §. See California Vehicle Code 415
  • Multiple licensee: means a repossession agency holding more than one repossession license under this chapter, with one fictitious trade style and ownership, conducting repossession business from additional licensed locations other than the location shown on the original license. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • Nonresident: is a person who is not a resident of this State. See California Vehicle Code 435
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Business and Professions Code 20
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Elections Code 335
  • order: include a decree, as appropriate under the circumstances. See California Family Code 100
  • owner: is a person having all the incidents of ownership, including the legal title of a vehicle whether or not such person lends, rents, or creates a security interest in the vehicle. See California Vehicle Code 460
  • Pediatric day health and respite care facility: means a facility that provides an organized program of therapeutic social and day health activities and services and limited 24-hour inpatient respite care to medically fragile children 21 years of age or younger, including terminally ill and technology-dependent patients, except as provided in paragraph (2) and Section 1763. See California Health and Safety Code 1760.2
  • Permanent: means that the employee has a right to continued employment unless dismissed or laid off. See California Education Code 89530
  • Person: includes any individual, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Labor Code 18
  • person: includes any natural person, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, firm, or association. See California Government Code 7920.520
  • Person: includes a natural person, firm, copartnership, association, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Vehicle Code 470
  • Person: includes a natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or public entity. See California Family Code 105
  • Person: means any individual, partnership and each partner thereof, corporation, limited liability company, or association. See California Labor Code 2650
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not. See California Food and Agricultural Code 38
  • Person: includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company. See California Government Code 17
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Health and Safety Code 19
  • Personal effects: means any property that is not the property of the legal owner and is not listed on the repossession assignment. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • Petitioner: includes plaintiff, where appropriate. See California Family Code 126
  • Precinct: means a geographical area within a county that is made up of voters and is formed pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 12200) of Division 12. See California Elections Code 338.6
  • Proceeding: includes an action. See California Family Code 110
  • Process: includes a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings of either a civil or criminal nature. See California Government Code 22
  • Property: includes real and personal property and any interest therein. See California Family Code 113
  • public agency: includes , but is not limited to, the federal government or any federal department or agency, this state, another state or any state department or agency, a county, county board of education, county superintendent of schools, city, public corporation, public district, regional transportation commission of this state or another state, a federally recognized Indian tribe, or any joint powers authority formed pursuant to this article by any of these agencies. See California Government Code 6500
  • public records: includes any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public's business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics. See California Government Code 7920.530
  • registered owner: is a person registered by the department as the owner of a vehicle. See California Vehicle Code 505
  • Registrant: means a person registered under this chapter. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • Repossession: means any of the following:

    California Business and Professions Code 7500.1

  • repossession order: means any written authorization by the legal owner, lienholder, lessor, lessee, or registered owner, or the agent of any of them, to skip trace, locate, or repossess any collateral, including, but not limited to, collateral registered under the Vehicle Code that is subject to a security agreement that contains a repossession clause. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • representative: is a ny person regularly employed by a manufacturer or distributor for the purpose of negotiating or promoting the sale of the manufacturer's or distributer's vehicles to their franchisees or for regularly supervising or contacting franchisees or prospective franchisees in this state for any purpose. See California Vehicle Code 512
  • Resident: means any person who manifests an intent to live or be located in this state on more than a temporary or transient basis. See California Vehicle Code 516
  • Respite care: means day and 24-hour relief for the parent or guardian and care for the patient. See California Health and Safety Code 1760.2
  • Roster: means the official list of voters for an election, which may be in paper or electronic form. See California Elections Code 349.5
  • schoolbus: is a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained for the transportation of any school pupil at or below the 12th grade level to or from a public or private school or to or from public or private school activities, except the following:

    California Vehicle Code 545

  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. See California Food and Agricultural Code 35
  • Seismic gas shutoff device: means a seismic gas shutoff device installed on customer-owned gas piping certified by the State Architect pursuant to Section 19202. See California Health and Safety Code 19201
  • Sell: includes offer for sale, expose for sale, possess for sale, exchange, barter, or trade. See California Food and Agricultural Code 44
  • Services: means any duty or labor to be rendered by one person for another. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • Signature: includes either of the following:

    California Elections Code 354.5

  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by §. See California Business and Professions Code 14.2
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Family Code 143
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by §. See California Vehicle Code 12.2
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a commonwealth, territory, or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See California Family Code 145
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Government Code 18
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Water Code 18
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Health and Safety Code 23
  • state agency: means every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission or other state body or agency, except those agencies provided for in Article IV (except Section 20 thereof) or Article VI of the California Constitution. See California Government Code 7920.540
  • State department: means the State Department of Public Health. See California Health and Safety Code 1760.2
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Food and Agricultural Code 49
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which the term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Government Code 10
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Water Code 10
  • Support: refers to a support obligation owing on behalf of a child, spouse, or family, or an amount owing pursuant to Section 17402. See California Family Code 150
  • To employ: means to engage, suffer or permit any person to do industrial homework, or to tolerate, suffer, or permit articles or materials under one's custody or control to be manufactured in a home by industrial homework. See California Labor Code 2650
  • traffic: includes pedestrians, ridden animals, vehicles, street cars, and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using any highway for purposes of travel. See California Vehicle Code 620
  • trustees: means the Trustees of the California State University, created under Section 66600. See California Education Code 89000
  • United States: means the United States of America, and in relation to any particular matter includes the officers, agents, employees, agencies, or instrumentalities authorized to act in relation thereto. See California Water Code 20
  • vehicle: is a device by which any person or property may be propelled, moved, or drawn upon a highway, excepting a device moved exclusively by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See California Vehicle Code 670
  • Violation: includes a failure to comply with any requirement of the code. See California Labor Code 22
  • Violent act: means any act that results in bodily harm or injury to any party involved during the repossession up until the time the repossessor is back in their vehicle. See California Business and Professions Code 7500.1
  • visually impaired: means a person having central visual acuity not to exceed 20-200 in the better eye, with corrected lenses, or visual acuity greater than 20-200, but with a limitation in the field of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends at an angle of not greater than 20 degrees. See California Elections Code 2051
  • Voter: means any elector who is registered under this code. See California Elections Code 359
  • writing: means any handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating, photographing, photocopying, transmitting by electronic mail or facsimile, and every other means of recording upon any tangible thing any form of communication or representation, including letters, words, pictures, sounds, or symbols, or combinations thereof, and any record thereby created, regardless of the manner in which the record has been stored. See California Government Code 7920.545