California Family Code Division 14 - Family Law Facilitator Act

  • Section 10000.
    This division shall be known and may be cited as the Family Law Facilitator Act.(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 957, Sec. 9. Effective January 1,
  • Section 10001.
    (a) The Legislature finds and declares the following:(1) Child and spousal support are serious legal obligations. The entry of a child support order is frequently...
  • Section 10002.
    Each superior court shall maintain an office of the family law facilitator. The office of the family law facilitator shall be staffed by an attorney...
  • Section 10003.
    This division shall apply to all actions or proceedings for temporary or permanent child support, spousal support, health insurance, child custody, or visitation in a...
  • Section 10004.
    Services provided by the family law facilitator shall include, but are not limited to, the following: providing educational materials to parents concerning the process of...
  • Section 10005.
    (a) By local rule, the superior court may designate additional duties of the family law facilitator, which may include, but are not limited to, the...
  • Section 10006.
    The court shall adopt a protocol wherein all litigants, both unrepresented by counsel and represented by counsel, have ultimate access to a hearing before the...
  • Section 10007.
    The court shall provide the family law facilitator at no cost to the parties.(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 957, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1997.)
  • Section 10008.
    (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), nothing in this chapter shall be construed to apply to a child for whom services are provided or...
  • Section 10010.
    The Judicial Council shall adopt minimum standards for the office of the family law facilitator and any forms or rules of court that are necessary...
  • Section 10011.
    The Director of the State Department of Social Services shall seek approval from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child...
  • Section 10012.
    (a) In a proceeding in which mediation is required pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 10005, where there has been a history...
  • Section 10013.
    The family law facilitator shall not represent any party. No attorney-client relationship is created between a party and the family law facilitator as a result...
  • Section 10014.
    A person employed by, or directly supervised by, the family law facilitator shall not make any public comment about a pending or impending proceeding in...
  • Section 10015.
    The Judicial Council shall create any necessary forms to advise the parties of the types of services provided, that there is no attorney-client relationship, that...

Last modified: September 9, 2016