Family Code Section 217 can dramatically change the way all family court proceedings are adjudicated


The most important new rule in decades affecting the experience of California Family Law litigants was unleashed on January 1, 2011.

It promises a radical change in the way that all family court proceedings - whether they be dissolutions, legal separations, annulments, support applications, custody, and modifications of all of the above - are processed and decided by Superior Court judges and commissioners.

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