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What Is in California’s Family Code?

The Family Code contains 17 Divisions

By Chris Micheli, March 30, 2022 4:44 pm

The California Family Code is one of 29 Codes that contain state statutes. The Family Code contains 17 Divisions. There are also numerous parts, chapters, and articles containing hundreds of code sections, or individual statutes. The following is a broad overview of the Family Code.

DIVISION 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS [1 – 185]

There are 3 Parts.

DIVISION 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS [200 – 295]

There are 7 Parts.

DIVISION 2.5. DOMESTIC PARTNER REGISTRATION [297 – 299.6]

There are 5 Parts.

DIVISION 3. MARRIAGE [300 – 562]

There are 5 Parts and 4 Chapters.

DIVISION 4. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS DURING MARRIAGE [700 – 1620]

There are 5 Parts, 16 Chapters, and 2 Articles.

DIVISION 5. CONCILIATION PROCEEDINGS [1800 – 1852]

There are 2 Parts and 3 Chapters.

DIVISION 6. NULLITY, DISSOLUTION, AND LEGAL SEPARATION [2000 – 2452]

There are 3 Parts, 20 Chapters, and 6 Articles.

DIVISION 7. DIVISION OF PROPERTY [2500 – 2660]

There are 9 Parts.

DIVISION 8. CUSTODY OF CHILDREN [3000 – 3465]

There are 3 Parts, 19 Chapters, and 3 Articles.

DIVISION 9. SUPPORT [3500 – 5700.905]

There are 6 Parts, 35 Chapters, and 39 Articles.

DIVISION 10. PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE [6200 – 6460]

There are 6 Parts, 6 Chapters, and 3 Articles.

DIVISION 11. MINORS [6500 – 7143]

There are 7 Parts, 9 Chapters, and 4 Articles.

DIVISION 12. PARENT AND CHILD RELATIONSHIP [7500 – 7962]

There are 7 Parts, 12 Chapters, and 14 Articles.

DIVISION 13. ADOPTION [8500 – 9340]

There are 3 Parts and 13 Chapters.

DIVISION 14. FAMILY LAW FACILITATOR ACT [10000 – 10015]

There are 15 Sections

DIVISION 17. SUPPORT SERVICES [17000 – 17804]

There are 3 Chapters and 9 Articles.

DIVISION 20. PILOT PROJECTS [20000 – 20043]

There are 1 Part and 3 Chapters.

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2 thoughts on “What Is in California’s Family Code?

  1. What is California’s family code……..
    California’s family code is to systematically destroy the family unit while also profiting on the many
    laws and state run program designed to insert the state into our family life.
    The people passing new laws daily are not affected by these laws/codes.
    Boo !

  2. The family laws are flawed , one hour a month to visit with your child is supposed to establish a mother-child relationship? Very sad that our Justice system is ‘who you know’ or who your related too! Very bias and wrong ! But who has more power CPS,APS or the Judge? You never get a chance to even prove statements made about you are false , anyone can say anything about you and without proof . Judge believes what’s on the paper and that’s it! This is a flawed system that needs to be changed it’s only hurting the children.

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