(a) Application of rule.
This rule addresses court procedures for the modification of child custody, visitation, and support orders in accordance with Family Code section 6340(a).
(b) Filing fees.
A filing fee may be charged on a request to modify a child custody, visitation, or support order only after a protective order, as defined in Family Code section 6218, is no longer in effect. The filing fee, if charged, is the same as the filing fee for a motion, application, or any other paper requiring a hearing after the first paper.
The court must retain any child custody, visitation, or support order filed in a Domestic Violence Prevention Act as a Family Law order under Government Code section 68152(c)(5).
Rule 5.381 adopted effective January 1, 2012.