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ONLINE TABLE OF CONTENTS

FORM ATTACHMENTS TO LOCAL FAMILY RULES

1 GENERAL INFORMATION

A. SCOPE
B. SANCTIONS
C. COURTHOUSES
D. CASE ASSIGNMENT
E. FILINGS
F. ABBREVIATIONS
G. SERVICE OF ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
H. FILING REQUIREMENTS
I. PREPARATION OF ORDERS
J. SERVICE OF SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION OR POSTING
K. DEFINITION OF SOUTH BAY COUNTIES
L. ONE SETTING PER CALENDAR CALL AND CONFLICTS
M. MEET AND CONFER REQUIREMENTS

2 CUSTODY AND VISITATION

A. PARENT ORIENTATION
B. MEDIATION
C. CONTESTED CASES
D. SPECIAL ISSUES

3 CHILD, SPOUSAL AND PARTNER SUPPORT

A. INITIAL SUPPORT MOTIONS
B. COMPUTER SUPPORT PRINTOUTS
C. TEMPORARY SPOUSAL OR PARTNER SUPPORT FORMULA
D. INCOME AND EXPENSE DECLARATION/ FINANCIAL STATEMENT (SIMPLIFIED)
E. TAX RETURNS

4 ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS

A. FEE REQUESTS
B. FEE DECLARATIONS

5 LAW AND MOTION

A. EX PARTE/EMERGENCY APPLICATIONS AND ORDERS
B. SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR CLETS RESTRAINING ORDERS
C. FAX FILING IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES
D. STIPULATIONS
E. PROOF OF SERVICE
F. TIME LIMITS AND COUNTER-MOTIONS
G. CONTINUANCES
H. LONG CAUSE HEARINGS
I. MATTERS TAKEN OFF CALENDAR
J. DOCUMENTS
K. TIME ESTIMATES
L. CONTEMPT
M. TENTATIVE RULINGS IN FAMILY LAW AND MOTION MATTERS

6 CASE MANAGEMENT, CASE STATUS CONFERENCE (STATUS CONFERENCE), SETTLEMENT, FAMILY CENTERED CASE RESOLUTION (CRC), LONG CAUSE HEARINGS AND TRIAL

A. PURPOSE
B. CASE STATUS CONFERENCE (STATUS CONFERENCE)
C. SETTLEMENT OFFICER CONFERENCE (SOC) AND CASE STATUS CONFERENCE
D. REQUEST FOR TRIAL
E. FAMILY CENTERED CASE RESOLUTION (CRC)
F. MANDATORY SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE (MSC)
G. FAMILY LAW JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT PROGRAM

7 DUTIES OF THE FAMILY LAW FACILITATOR

8 DEFAULT OR UNCONTESTED JUDGMENT

A. GENERAL POLICY
B. JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT
C. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
D. CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION
E. CHILD SUPPORT
F. REAL PROPERTY
G. RESTORATION OF NAME

9. COUNSEL FOR MINOR CHILDREN

A. PANEL OF COUNSEL ELIGIBLE FOR APPOINTMENT
B. COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
C. APPLICATION FOR PAYMENT FOR COMPENSATION

APPENDIX

DISCRETIONARY POLICY STATEMENTS

A. SPOUSAL OR PARTNER SUPPORT
B. PARENT/CHILD TIME SHARING PERCENTAGES
C. TRAVEL EXPENSES FOR VISITATION

FORM ATTACHMENTS TO LOCAL FAMILY RULES OF COURT

 

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