Under which circumstances does a judge take family law atty's behind chambers? mine did and thats how i went from full to 50-50 custody, without evidence presented, sheer threats from other side. it was a temp judge even.
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This is better directed to your attorney and ask what happened. Both parties needed to be in chambers... But I would also refer you to the California Family a Code where there us a presumption that joint custody is in the best interest of the child.... So you really start out a joint and then go a different way but this is so fact dependent tat no one will venture there... You need to discuss this with your attorney.
From what you've briefly described, it sounds as if there was a stipulation that was agreed to rather than going to a full hearing on this matter.
Attorney's go in chambers with the judge all the time for a number of different reasons, including getting a flavor for what may happen on certain issues. However, in the absence of a hearing, nothing can be stipulated to unless you signed that stipulation agreeing to the terms contained therein. Apparently, the stipulation was on advice from your attorney.