Enhancing Mechanisms to Handle Perjury

This is one of the most frustrating aspects of family law. People lie baldly all the time, often in the face of overwhelming evidence of the falsity of the testimony. Victims of perjury lose faith in the system which is essentially powerless to punish it. A civil sanction would be a welcome additional remedy. I especially like the provision including sanctions for time off work. I’d love to be able to give those sanctions, not only for perjury, but for other conduct which renders an appearance useless because of misconduct or dereliction by one party.

M. Sue Talia

Private Family Law Judge

Danville, CA