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  ( Chapter 11 repealed and added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 116.87.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 2. Availability of Mediation [3170 - 3173]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 116.87. )

  
3171.  

(a) If a stepparent or grandparent has petitioned, or otherwise applied, for a visitation order pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 3100), the court shall set the matter for mediation.

(b) A natural or adoptive parent who is not a party to the proceeding is not required to participate in the mediation proceeding, but failure to participate is a waiver of that parent’s right to object to a settlement reached by the other parties during mediation or to require a hearing on the matter.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 116.87. Effective January 1, 1994.)