California Family Law

In California family law court you will hear abbreviated references to legal statutes (# codes) and cases (peoples’ names) that make it difficult to interpret the substance of the discussion. This blog repository is a working dictionary of terms one may hear, though it is no substitute for having a licensed attorney, and you should not use a blog (including this one) for legal advice. However, for educational purposes, the informal definitions herein are intended to make listening in family court a more inclusive experience for non-lawyers. To be fair in attribution everything of value herein was learned from listening for nearly 20 years to incredibly talented and generous teachers; be they Judges, Commissioners, Clerks, Attorneys, Deputies, Translators, Family Court Services Mediators-it is impossible to create a complete list.

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