Fremont Family Law Attorney advises California residents to keep an eye on the Elkins Family Law Task Force.
In 2008 the Elkins Family Law Task Force was commissioned to improve efficiency and fairness in family law proceedings , conduct a comprehensive review of family law proceedings and recommend changes to increase access to justice, ensure due process, and provide for more effective and consistent rules, policies, and procedures in family law courts across California.
The task force was created after a 2007 California Supreme Court decision recommended that the Judicial Council create a commission to even out the family law court system across the state. In California, more than 75 percent of family law trials have at least one party self-represented, and one of the goals is to ensure that, despite the high volume of family law cases in the courts, that all parties have equal access to justice in the family law court system. According to a California court fact sheet, “the task force has sought input from all stakeholders, including litigants, attorneys, judicial officers, and court staff and will continue to do so as it develops its recommendations.”
The task force is now seeking public comments on the more than 100 recommendations designed to increase access to justice, fairness and due process for family law litigants. The recommendations can be found here, and comments are being accepted from October 1, 2009 through December4, 2009.
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