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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, January 20, 2012

CA Family Law Changes

From PR Web:

Major changes in California’s divorce law are expected in 2012 per changes to California Family Law Code 3042. The changes are a result of the Elkins Family Law Task Force’s final report and recommendations from April 2010. The new legislation will affect how, when and if minor children can testify in divorce and custody cases, and what will be expected of them, the parents, family law attorneys, and the court itself.

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Based on my experience in the court room, children should NEVER be required to testify in open court. In rare circumstances the children might should be required to speak with the judge in judge's chambers, behind closed doors.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorneys | Jan 20, 2012 8:10:35 AM

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