CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
CUSTODY OF CHILDREN
ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD ABUSE
Family Code Section 3027
(a) If allegations of child abuse, including child sexual abuse, are made
during a child custody proceeding and the court has concerns regarding
the child's safety, the court may take any reasonable, temporary steps
as the court, in its discretion, deems appropriate under the circumstances
to protect the child's safety until an investigation can be completed.
Nothing in this section shall affect the applicability of Section 16504
or 16506 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(b) If allegations of child abuse, including child sexual abuse, are made
during a child custody proceeding, the court may request that the local
child welfare services agency conduct an investigation of the allegations
pursuant to Section 328 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. Upon completion
of the investigation, the agency shall report its findings to the court.