Currrent as of February 4, 2022

Family Code § 2010

Authority of court

In a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, for nullity of marriage, or for legal separation of the parties, the court has jurisdiction to inquire into and render any judgment and make orders that are appropriate concerning the following:

(a) The status of the marriage, including any marriage under subdivision (c) of Section 308.

(b) The custody of minor children of the marriage.

(c) The support of children for whom support may be ordered, including children born after the filing of the initial petition or the final decree of dissolution.

(d) The support of either party.

(e) The settlement of the property rights of the parties.

(f) The award of attorney’s fees and costs.


Enacted Stats 1992 ch 162 § 10 (AB 2650), operative January 1, 1994. Amended Stats 1993 ch 219 § 103 (AB 1500); Stats 1994 ch 1269 § 12.5 (AB 2208); Stats 2010 ch 397 § 2 (AB 2700), effective January 1, 2011.

Family Code 2010