CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
GENERAL PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS
Family Code Section 213
As used in this chapter:
(a) In a hearing on an order to show cause, or on a modification thereof,
or in a hearing on a motion, other than for contempt, the responding party
may seek affirmative relief alternative to that requested by the moving
party, on the same issues raised by the moving party, by filing a responsive
declaration within the time set by statute or rules of court.
(b) This section applies in any of the following proceedings:
(1) A proceeding for dissolution of marriage, for nullity of marriage,
or for legal separation of the parties.
(2) A proceeding relating to a protective order described in
(3) Any other proceeding in which there is at issue the visitation, custody,
or support of a child.