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 the person's 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.