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California Law

  • California Law All 29 code sections (i.e., Civil, Criminal, Evidence, Family, Penal, etc.).
New for 2015 - Confidentiality of Child Custody Evaluator's Report

AB 1843 (Signed into law by the Governor Brown in August 2014): Prior existing law placed limitations on the disclosure of the child custody evaluator’s written confidential report, specifying in what circumstances the written confidential report may be disclosed. This law expands the circumstances in which the written confidential report may be disclosed by requiring a court to disclose the report to the licensing board in order to assist the board in investigating allegations that the child custody evaluator engaged in unprofessional conduct. This law also specifies in what circumstances the board may utilize the report, the procedures the board must follow when utilizing the report, and to whom the board may disclose the report. Click here to read the full text of the law.

Here's a link to the California Family Court rules effective January 1, 2016.

Article 2. Child Custody Investigations and Evaluations (pages 69-90)
Rule 5.220. Court-ordered child custody evaluations (pages 69-76)
Rule 5.225. Appointment requirements for child custody evaluators(page 76-86)

Rule 5.230. Domestic violence training standards for court-appointed child custody investigators and evaluators (pages 86-90)


Here are links to the latest Adobe PDF fillable versions of some California Family Court forms.


All California court forms and rules are available on the Judicial Council of California website at:
http://www.courts.ca.gov

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Family Law Divisions


Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Articles


Here's the link for more information about AFCC:
http://www.afccnet.org


American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines