Circumstances Where Joint Consent of Parents Required: Family Code section 3083
This is an important provision for parents who feel the other acts in making
parental decisions without the input of the other. Courts can require
joint consent. This is not the standard order in CCRC custody orders though
– usually, all that is required that one parent informs the other
and tries to get that parent to agree, before making the decision anyway.
CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
JOINT CONSENT OF PARENTS REQUIRED
Family Code Section 3083
In making an order of joint legal custody, the court shall specify the
circumstances under which the consent of both parents is required to be
obtained in order to exercise legal control of the child and the consequences
of the failure to obtain mutual consent.
In all other circumstances, either parent acting alone may exercise legal
control of the child. An order of joint legal custody shall not be construed
to permit an action that is inconsistent with the physical custody order
unless the action is expressly authorized by the court.