1 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA . COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES . CHAPTER FIVE FAMILY DIVISION RULES ..122. APPLICABILITY OF RULES; (a) Applicability of (b) MATTERS ASSIGNED TO FAMILY LAW DIVISION; COVER. SHEET ..122. SESSION HOURS AND CALENDARING ..122. (a) Ex Parte Application ..122. (b) Calendaring A Noticed Motion and Trial ..122. RELATED FAMILY LAW CASES ..123. TRANSFER OF RELATED FAMILY LAW CASES ..123. RESERVED ..124. RESERVED ..124. RESERVED ..124. FINANCIAL DECLARATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ..124. TEMPORARY SPOUSAL RESERVED ..124. FAMILY-CENTERED CASE RESOLUTION ..124. TRIAL SETTING ..125. (a) Cases Assigned to Central District.
2 125. (b) For All Cases ..125. TRIAL READINESS, SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES AND PRE- TRIAL ORDERS ..126. (a) Pre-Trial Orders ..126. (b) Contents of the SC or MSC Brief ..127. (c) Sanctions for Failure to Comply with Trial Readiness Requirements Ordered by the COURT ..127. TRIAL ..127. (a) Continuance ..127. (b) Pre-trial Filings ..127. (c) Trial Procedure ..127. JUDGMENT PROCEDURE ..127. -xxxvi- SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA . COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES . (a) Bifurcated Status Only Judgments ..128. (b) Stipulated Judgments on Further Reserved Issues ..128. DEFAULT OR UNCONTESTED JUDGMENT BY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ( ADR ) OF NON- CUSTODY DISPUTES.
3 129. (a) Arbitration and Mediation ..129. (b) Mediator Qualifications ..129. FAMILY COURT SERVICES: MEDIATION, CUSTODY. EVALUATIONS AND PARENT EDUCATION ..129. (a) Family COURT Services Mediation ..129. (b) Confidentiality of Family COURT Services Proceedings ..130. (c) Adherence to Standards and Requests for Change of Family COURT Services Mediator/Evaluator ..131. (d) Assessment of minor(s) seeking permission to marry ..132. PRIVATE CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATIONS ..132. (a) Qualifications for Appointment ..132. (b) (c) Peremptory Challenge ..132. (d) Withdrawal From a Case ..132. (e) Complaint Regarding Evaluator.
4 132. (f) Ex Parte Communication ..133. (g) Evaluator List ..133. (h) Qualification for Inclusion on Evaluator List ..133. (i) Completion of Report by Evaluator on the Evaluation List ..133. (j) Removal from Evaluator List ..133. COMPLAINTS REGARDING MINOR'S COUNSEL ..133. MINOR'S CONTRACT PROCEDURE ..133. (a) Filing Of Petition ..133. (b) Compliance With Family Code Section 6752(d)..134. (c) Continuing (d) Fees ..134. DUTIES OF FAMILY LAW FACILITATOR ..134. (a) Meetings ..134. (b) Stipulations ..134. (c) Advice to COURT ..134. (d) Preparation of Order ..134. ACTIONS FOR PATERNITY/PARENTAGE, CHILD AND SPOUSAL.
5 SUPPORT ..134. -xxxvii- SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA . COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES . (a) Central Civil West Courthouse ..134. (b) Stanley Mosk Courthouse (Central) and District COURT Family Law (c) Incorrect Filing ..135. DECLARATION/STATEMENT OF PROVIDER OF SUPERVISED. VISITATION ..135. COLLABORATIVE LAW (a) Purpose ..135. (b) Stipulation to Proceed Collaboratively ..135. (c) Timing of Collaborative Law Process ..136. (d) Filing of the Collaborative Law Petition ..136. (e) Assignment of Collaborative Law (f) Effect of Collaborative Case on Pending Matters ..136. (g) Termination of Collaborative Law Process.
6 136. (h) Effect of Terminating Collaborative Process ..136. FILING AND ESTABLISHMENT OF PARENT-CHILD. RELATIONSHIP PURSUANT TO A GESTATIONAL SURROGACY. (Fam. Code, 7620 and 7960)..137. (a) Filing Petition ..137. (b) Petition and Supporting (c) Format of Documents ..137. -xxxviii- SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA . COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES . CHAPTER FIVE. FAMILY DIVISION RULES. APPLICABILITY OF RULES; SANCTIONS. (a) Applicability of Rules. These Rules apply in all departments of the Family Law Division. Local Rule defines counsel as including self-represented litigants and attorneys. Both will be held to the same standards of practice and procedure.
7 (b) Sanctions. For any noncompliance with these rules, the COURT may set an order to show cause why sanctions or other penalties should not be imposed pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section (Rule new and effective July 1, 2011). MATTERS ASSIGNED TO FAMILY LAW DIVISION; COVER SHEET. All matters arising under the Family Code and other matters specifically assigned by these rules or order of COURT are assigned to the Family Law Division, except matters specifically assigned to another division by these rules or order of COURT . Civil harassment restraining orders are assigned to the Family Law Division.
8 Guardianship proceedings of minors, when related to a family law COURT child custody proceeding, are assigned to the Family Law Division. The first paper filed by the petitioner in an action or proceeding must be accompanied by a Family Law Case Cover Sheet, form FAM020. All Family Law Division forms are located at website . (Rule [7/1/2011] amended and effective May 17, 2013). SESSION HOURS AND CALENDARING. (a) Ex Parte Application. An ex parte application and order, including notice thereof, must comply with CALIFORNIA Rules of COURT , rules , except for good cause shown or as otherwise provided by law.
9 In a Domestic Violence Prevention Act proceeding, an application may be made without notice pursuant to Family Code section 6300. (1) Restraining Order Ex Parte Application. An Ex Parte application for temporary restraining order or other order under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (Fam. Code, 6200 et seq.) and other ex parte application for temporary restraining order in a matter specifically assigned to the Family Law Division may be presented to the department designated for such purpose by the COURT on any COURT day from 8:30 until 11:30 , and from 1:30 until 3:30 (2) Family Law Ex Parte Application: (A) Central District: An ex parte application, brought on a ground other than specified in subsection (a)(1) above, may be presented on any COURT day only from 8:30 to 10:30.
10 In the department in which the case is assigned; or, if the case has not yet been assigned, to Department 2. (B) District Courts: Counsel or self-represented party should contact the department to which the case is assigned or, if not yet assigned, the clerk's office, to determine ex parte application hours. (b) Calendaring A Noticed Motion and Trial (1) Request for Order and Other Noticed Motion: A request for an order and other motion hearings are set at 8:30 on COURT days not otherwise reserved for trials or other proceedings, Page 122 of 207. Local Rules Effective July 1, 2018. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA .