Marriage of DeLuca and Broquedis
Filed 5/17/06 Marriage of DeLuca and Broquedis CA1/4
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IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT
In re the Marriage of JOSEPH DeLUCA and MARSHA BROQUEDIS.
Super. Ct. No. C-796888-0)
Appellant Joseph DeLuca (Father) appeals from the family court's denial of his postjudgment motion to increase custody time with his minor son, Niccolo (Nicco). Father contends the trial court prejudicially erred in denying his motion because: (1) in considering the motion, the court improperly refused Father's request for a child custody evaluation; (2) the court based its refusal to change the current custody arrangement on inadmissible hearsay and improper expert opinion testimony; and (3) the court improperly denied Father the ability to cross-examine the experts upon whose opinions the court relied in denying his request. We affirm.
Respondent Marsha Broquedis (Mother) filed a petition for dissolution of marriage on April 22, 1998. At that time, Nicco was two years old, having a birth date in December 1995. Father responded and requested that the parties share both legal and physical custody of Nicco.
On November 24, 1998, the parties filed a â€