2011 California Code
Family Code
DIVISION 8. CUSTODY OF CHILDREN [3000 - 3465]
ARTICLE 2. Availability of Mediation
Section 3170


CA Fam Code § 3170 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

(a) If it appears on the face of a petition, application, or other pleading to obtain or modify a temporary or permanent custody or visitation order that custody, visitation, or both are contested, the court shall set the contested issues for mediation.

(b) Domestic violence cases shall be handled by Family Court Services in accordance with a separate written protocol approved by the Judicial Council. The Judicial Council shall adopt guidelines for services, other than services provided under this chapter, that counties may offer to parents who have been unable to resolve their disputes. These services may include, but are not limited to, parent education programs, booklets, video recordings, or referrals to additional community resources.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 88, Sec. 37. Effective January 1, 2010.)

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. California may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.