CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
CUSTODY OF CHILDREN
EFFECT OF DEPORTATION ON CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS
Family Code Section 3012
(a) If a party's deportation or detention by the United States Immigration
and Customs Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security will have
a material effect on his or her ability, or anticipated ability, to appear
in person at a child custody proceeding, the court shall, upon motion
of the party, allow the party to present testimony and evidence and participate
in mandatory child custody mediation by electronic means, including, but
not limited to, telephone, video teleconferencing, or other electronic
means that provide remote access to the hearing, to the extent that this
technology is reasonably available to the court and protects the due process
rights of all parties.
(b) This section does not authorize the use of electronic recording for
the purpose of taking the official record of these proceedings.