Wednesday, March 20, 2019

In Re Marriage of C.T. and R.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - March 19, 2019)

Speaking of nightmares . . . .

I'm confident the Court of Appeal sets forth the facts that most strongly support its decision to reverse the judgment below, which awarded primary physical custody to Father.  But based solely on what I read in the opinion, I totally get why the Court of Appeal is concerned about that.  I too am worried that it makes no sense at all to send the kid to Arkansas with Father.

Admittedly, Mother's extraordinary reluctance to do what the court ordered her to do complicated the situation, and almost certainly upset the trial court.  But you can understand her emotional reaction to the situation (at least in part).  She just can't fathom why her son would be sent to Father under these circumstances.  So she reacts as she did.

Even though it just makes things worse.