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Gives parties in child custody matters the right to demand that a jury, rather than judge, determine who receives the physical and legal custody of the child. Prohibits the judge from rejecting a jury's child custody decision. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Unknown ongoing net fiscal impact on state courts that would depend significantly on (1) how the measure is interpreted and implemented by the courts and (2) how individuals respond to the ability to demand a jury trial in child custody cases
Wylmina Hettinga, Jaime Lewis, Jaslynn Ball (805) 439-4197
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Child Custody Determinations. Jury Trial. Initiative Statute. California Initiative 1797 (2017).