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Legal Statutes: California

UPDATED April 11, 2017

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Article 1. General Provisions

back to top3161. Purpose of mediation proceedings

The purposes of a mediation proceeding are as follows:

(a) To reduce acrimony that may exist between the parties.

(b) To develop an agreement assuring the child close and continuing contact with both parents that is in the best interest of the child, consistent with Sections 3011 and 3020.

(c) To effect a settlement of the issue of visitation rights of all parties that is in the best interest of the child.
(Added by Stats.1993, c. 219 (A.B.1500), § 116.87. Amended by Stats.1997, c. 849 (A.B.200), § 5.)