November 1990

When Keith and ex wife #2 divorced in 1990, he had defaulted. He just wanted to be done with her.

November 29, she was awarded sole physical custody of their two kids and he was awarded Joint Legal Custody with rights of reasonable visitation as mutually agreed upon with the Petitioner. It was also ordered that he “shall not remove the minor child from the County of San Diego without the express written permission of Petitioner or further order from this Court.”

He had moved to the LA area, so visitation was mutually agreed upon, he would drive to the County of San Diego or she would drive the kids up.

Keith told me that whenever it was an advantage for her, she would let him see the kids. For example, when she wanted to go out.

In the Spring of 1990, had written him and told him that she guesses he doesn’t miss her, but it was nice to see him. She also told him that “just because they get divorced legally it doesn’t mean have to mean the end of” them, that she would “like to” see him again, she “just didn’t want to be married anymore.”

Sole Physical Custody:  A parent with sole physical custody is referred to as the custodial parent.  They have the legal authority to decide where a child will live, although some restrictions might apply depending on the state or if a relocation clause has been signed.

Joint Legal Custody: Under California law, “joint legal custody” means that both parents share the right and responsibility to make decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child. (Cal. Fam. Code ยง 3003.),Joint%20legal%20custody%20is%20very%20common%20in%20California.