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California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Child Custody, Visitation and Motions Practice (Free)

Released on: Nov. 6, 2017
Running Time: 06:13:50

An estimated 80% of family law litigants are self-represented, and the statistic is higher for survivors of domestic violence.  Low-income litigants are in great need of your pro bono help.  View this free PLI program and volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need.  With a limited time commitment, you can help obtain essential legal protections needed for low-income families.

Child Custody and Visitation provides a basic overview of the statutes and case law governing child custody and visitation and procedure, including using the California Family Law Judicial Council Forms.

Motions Practice in Family Law Cases provides an overview of the procedural steps to obtaining immediate orders (including judicial council forms, family law hearings, etc.) and how to handle family law court hearings.

Any California licensed attorney interested in providing pro bono assistance to low-income family law cases (whether limited scope family law matters or full representation in a dissolution matter) will benefit from this program.  This training is designed for new attorneys and attorneys who are interested in transitioning to family law practice.

Lecture Topics [Total time 06:13:50]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Program Overview and Introduction* [00:09:11]
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Elizabeth A. Hom
  • Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation [01:34:09]
    Brenda Star Adams, Trina Chatterjee
  • Child Custody and Visitation Procedure [01:30:20]
    Brenda Star Adams, Janice Cho
  • Preparing Forms: Request for Order – Forms and Procedure [01:01:20]
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • Preparing for Hearing: Client Interview and Preparation for Representation [00:58:15]
    Arati Vasan
  • Hearing Practice: Findings and Orders After Hearing [01:00:35]
    Janet L. Frankel

Presentation Material


  • California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Child Custody, Visitation and Motions Practice Complete Course Handbook
  • Child Custody and Visitation: Basic Overview (PowerPoint slides)
    Brenda Star Adams, Trina Chatterjee
  • California Family and Penal Codes
    Brenda Star Adams, Trina Chatterjee
  • Celia S. v. Hugo H., 3 Cal.App.5th 655, (2016)
    Brenda Star Adams, Trina Chatterjee
  • Ellis v. Lyons, 2 Cal.App.5th 404, (2016)
    Brenda Star Adams, Trina Chatterjee
  • In Re Marriage of Fajota, 230 Cal App.4th 1487, (2014)
    Brenda Star Adams, Trina Chatterjee
  • Perez v. Torres-Hernandez, 1 Cal.App.5th 389, (2016)
    Brenda Star Adams, Trina Chatterjee
  • Child Custody and Visitation Procedure (PowerPoint slides)
    Brenda Star Adams, Janice Cho
  • Declaration Re Notice Upon Ex Pare Application For Orders, Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Contra Costa
    Brenda Star Adams, Janice Cho
  • Ex Parte Intake Form (Cases with Children), Contra Costa County
    Brenda Star Adams, Janice Cho
  • ALA FL-010 Form, Declaration Regarding Notice and Delivery of Request for Temporary Emergency Order, Alameda County
    Brenda Star Adams, Janice Cho
  • FL-300 Form, Request for Order, Judicial Council of California
    Brenda Star Adams, Janice Cho
  • FL-305 Form, Temporary Emergency (Ex-Parte) Orders, Judicial Council of California
    Brenda Star Adams, Janice Cho
  • FL-321 Form, Witness List, Judicial Council of California
    Brenda Star Adams, Janice Cho
  • California Family Law for Low Income Litigants: Motion and Hearing Practice (Forms) (PowerPoint slides)
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-107 Info, Legal Steps for a Divorce or Legal Separation
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-100, Petition for Dissolution (Divorce) of: Marriage/Domestic Partnership
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-105/GC-120, Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-110, Summons (Family Law)
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-115, Proof of Service of Summons (Family Law - Uniform Parentage - Custody and Support)
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-200, Petition to Establish Parental Relationship (Uniform Parentage)
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-210, Summons (Parentage - Custody and Support)
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-260, Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-300, Request for Order (Temporary Emergency Orders)
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-150, Income and Expense Declaration
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-311, Child Custody and Visitation (Parenting Time) Application Attachment
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-157, Spousal or Partnership Support Declaration Attachment
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-158, Supporting Declaration for Attorney’s Fees and Costs Attachment
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-319, Request for Attorney's Fees and Costs Attachment
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-320, Responsive Declaration to Request for Order
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-335, Proof of Service by Mail
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-305, Temporary Emergency (Ex Parte) Orders
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • FL-303, Declaration Regarding Notice and Service of Request for Temporary Emergency (Ex Parte) Orders
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • DV-110, Temporary Restraining Order
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • DV-100, Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • CLETS-001, California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) Information Form
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • DV-120, Response to Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • Sample Declaration of Petitioner in Support of Motion to Establish Child Custody and Visitation
    Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • Working with Clients to Prepare for Filing, Mediation and Hearing (PowerPoint slides)
    Arati Vasan
  • Advice for Child Custody Recommending Counseling or Mediation
    Arati Vasan
  • Working with Clients to Prepare for Filing, Mediation and Hearing Outline
    Arati Vasan
  • California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Motion and Hearing Practice, Including Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (PowerPoint slides)
    Janet L. Frankel
  • FL-191, Child Support Case Registry Form
    Janet L. Frankel
  • FL-195, Income Withholding for Support
    Janet L. Frankel
  • FL-340, Findings and Order After Hearing (Family Law – Custody and Support – Uniform Parentage)
    Janet L. Frankel
  • FL-341, Child Custody and Visitation (Parenting Time) Order Attachment
    Janet L. Frankel
  • FL-341(A), Supervised Visitation Order
    Janet L. Frankel
  • FL-342, Child Support Information and Order Attachment
    Janet L. Frankel
  • FL-343, Spousal, Partner, or Family Support Order Attachment
    Janet L. Frankel
Co-Chair(s)
Stephanie E. Bilinski ~ Family Law Supervising Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco
Elizabeth A. Hom ~ Program Developer, Office of Legal Services, The State Bar of California
Speaker(s)
Trina Chatterjee ~ Partner, MVTC Family Law
Janice Cho ~ Founder, Law Office of Janice Cho
Janet L. Frankel ~ Certified Specialist in Family Law, Law Offices of Janet L. Frankel
Yasmine S. Mehmet ~ Certified Specialist in Family Law, Law Office of Yasmine S. Mehmet
Brenda Star Adams ~ Family Law Coordinator, Domestic Violence Unit, Alameda County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Arati Vasan ~ Staff Attorney, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
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