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This is enough to modify child custody
to stop dad visitation
. While the Supreme Court has ruled that kids need to be dragged kicking and screaming to visitation, if there is severe mental stress, then this is different. Even if a parent does not get managing custody, they are almost guaranteed the posessory custody unless they have a drug problem, alcohol dependency, or an unsafe home environment. Abuse and or neglect of the child or previous children are an almost automatic bar for even posessory custody, although supervised visitation
may be granted by the Court.
In this case, even if the dad has not been actively abusive, the situation is dire an NOT in the child's best interest. Mom needs to file a MODIFICATION and ask the Court to limit visitation to a few hours a week only, under a third party guard.In the alternative, the child can petition for emancipation. See here for a FAQ and step by step...http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/family/emancip/emanqa.htm
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