What to Expect from the FamilyCourt System
Since counties throughout Caliornia may haveslightly dierent laws with respect to divorce and custody issues, consult the government listings in your local phone book to learn what is required in your area.Regardless o where you live though, you have severaloptions on how you choose to proceed with divorceand child custody/visitation issues. You can fle ordivorce yoursel; hire an attorney to represent you incourt; or go to mediation with your spouse. Caliornia law requires you to include a parenting plan when youfle or divorce.Remember, the choices you make now will impact theemotional and fnancial well-being o you and yourchildren or years to come.
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Caliornia Association o Marriage and Family Therapists
7901 Raytheon Road, San Diego, CA 92111-1606Phone: (858) 292-2638 Fax: (858) 292-2666 www.camt.org
What You Need to Know AboutFamily Court?
Family Law Court is the part o Caliornia’s courtsystem that governs divorce, legal separation,domestic violence restraining orders, child custody and visitation, establishing paternity, and child andspousal support, among other issues. Most health insurance policies cover theservice o MFTs so long as the services are“medically necessary.” This typically includescoverage or ace-to-ace sessions or adiagnosable mental health problem. Suchcoverage may be limited. Please contact yourhealth insurance company or detailedinormation about the coverage available toyou and your amily.