CALIFORNIA RULES OF COURT
Title 5. Family and Juvenile Rules
CRC Rule 5.98. Meet-and-confer requirements; document exchange
(a) Meet and confer
All parties and all attorneys are required to meet and confer in person,
by telephone, or as ordered by the court, before the date of the hearing
relating to a
Request for Order (FL-300). During this time, parties must discuss and make a good faith attempt
to settle all issues, even if a complete settlement is not possible and
only conditional agreements are made. The requirement to meet and confer
does not apply to cases involving domestic violence.
(b) Document exchange
Before or while conferring, parties must exchange all documentary evidence
that is to be relied on for proof of any material fact at the hearing.
At the hearing, the court may decline to consider documents that were
not given to the other party before the hearing as required under this
rule. The requirement to exchange documents does not relate to documents
that are submitted primarily for rebuttal or impeachment purposes.