As of October 1, 2009 the Elkins Family Law Task Force has released over 100 draft recommendations for a two-month public comment period. For more information, see the press release (PDF).The Task Force was created by the courts after a pretty good California state supreme court ruling requires the family courts to follow the rules of civil law.
The comment period will continue through December 4, 2009, 5:00 p.m. Comments are welcome and encouraged. Public comment on the draft recommendations is vitally important and will help to improve and refine the final work product of the Task Force. Draft recommendations (PDF)
Unfortunately, the task force consisted of just family court judges, commissioner, lawyers, and other insiders and bozos. No members of the public were appointed. Their recommendations are disappointing.
The site www.elkinstaskforce.org is an unofficial critical site.
The recommendations do have the potential of doing some good. I intend to study the 75-page document and submit my comments. I urge others to do the same. I will also post my comments here.