California Code of Civil Procedure Section 583.161
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583.161. A petition filed pursuant to Section 299, 2250, 2330, or
7600 of the Family Code shall not be dismissed pursuant to this
chapter if any of the following conditions exist:
(a) An order for child support or an order regarding child custody
or visitation has been issued in connection with the proceeding and
the order has not been (1) terminated by the court or (2) terminated
by operation of law pursuant to Sections 3022, 3900, 3901, 4007, and
4013 of the Family Code.
(b) An order for spousal support has been issued in connection
with the proceeding and the order has not been terminated by the
(c) A personal conduct restraining order has been issued pursuant
to the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (Division 10 (commencing with
Section 6200) of the Family Code) and the order has not been
terminated by operation of law or by the court.
(d) An issue in the case has been bifurcated and one of the
following has occurred:
(1) A separate trial has been conducted pursuant to Section 2337
of the Family Code.
(2) A separate trial has been conducted pursuant to the California
Rules of Court.
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