CA Fam Code Section 2406


Each superior court shall make available a brochure, the contents and form of which shall be prescribed by the Judicial Council, describing the requirements, nature, and effect of proceedings under this chapter. The brochure shall be printed and distributed by the Judicial Council in both English and Spanish.


The brochure shall state, in nontechnical language, all the following:


It is in the best interests of the parties to consult an attorney regarding the dissolution of their marriage. The services of an attorney may be obtained through lawyer referral services, group or prepaid legal services, or legal aid organizations.


The parties should not rely exclusively on this brochure which is not intended as a guide for self-representation in proceedings under this chapter.


A concise summary of the provisions and procedures of this chapter and Sections 2320 and 2322 and Sections 2339 to 2344, inclusive.


The nature of services of the conciliation court, where available.


Neither party to the marriage can in the future obtain spousal support from the other.


A statement in boldface type to the effect that upon entry of the judgment, the rights and obligations of the parties to the marriage with respect to the marriage, including property and spousal support rights, will be permanently adjudicated without right of appeal, except that neither party will be barred from instituting an action to set aside the judgment for fraud, duress, accident, mistake, or other grounds at law or in equity, or to make a motion pursuant to Section 473 of the Code of Civil Procedure.


The parties to the marriage retain the status of married persons and cannot remarry until the judgment dissolving the marriage is entered.


Other matters as the Judicial Council considers appropriate.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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