Code Section

Family Code - FAM

DIVISION 8. CUSTODY OF CHILDREN [3000 - 3465]

  ( Division 8 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )
  

PART 2. RIGHT TO CUSTODY OF MINOR CHILD [3020 - 3204]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )
  

CHAPTER 11. Mediation of Custody and Visitation Issues [3160 - 3188]

  ( Chapter 11 repealed and added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 116.87. )
  

ARTICLE 3. Mediation Proceedings [3175 - 3188]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 116.87. )

  
3180.  

(a) In mediation proceedings pursuant to this chapter, the mediator has the duty to assess the needs and interests of the child involved in the controversy, and is entitled to interview the child when the mediator considers the interview appropriate or necessary.

(b) The mediator shall use their best efforts to effect a settlement of the custody or visitation dispute that is in the best interest of the child, as provided in Section 3011.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 115, Sec. 37. (AB 1817) Effective January 1, 2020.)