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SB-917 Family law: court orders.(2015-2016)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 219 is added to the Family Code, to read:

 (a) Unless a shorter time period is provided by another statute, beginning July 1, 2017, within two court days after the conclusion of a hearing conducted pursuant to this code, the court shall make available to each party who is present at the hearing a written, detailed, official order setting forth the basic terms of any orders that were made in open court during the hearing. The order may be made available electronically. To the extent practicable, the court shall provide the order, in writing, to each party present at the hearing prior to the party leaving the court that day.
(b) This section does not require the court to prepare or provide a judgment of dissolution, legal separation, nullity, or parentage.
(c) This section is not intended to impact the law governing statements of decisions.
(d) This section does not preclude the court from requiring the parties or counsel to prepare an order, or accepting proposed orders or stipulations for orders from the parties or counsel at the time of the hearing. The court may, after providing the order described in subdivision (a), permit parties or counsel to submit more detailed orders after the hearing.
(e) On or before July 1, 2017, the Judicial Council shall adopt a rule of court and any forms necessary to implement this section.