I don’t like it, but seeing the ravages the generations of “joint custody” have brought with the blended partner-but-not-parent being disrespected and placed in noncustodial cuckholdry: This might actually be an improvement.
But I still don’t like it.
If they apply the law in a rational manner as you have mentioned, then you may be right. But these are the fruit-loops of California. It’s all about them their sexual organs and teenage fantasies, not about the children.
I see your point, and I also still do not like it.