Enhancing Mechanisms to Handle perjury

Agree with the recommendation subject to modification as described below.

We agree that some mechanism is needed to address the issue of perjury in family law cases. We agree that legislation is the appropriate means to bring about the change.

We agree that orders obtained using knowingly or fraudulently misrepresentations should be set aside and that sanctions should be included. We would request that available sanctions specifically include issues sanctions, in addition to financial sanctions.

Kathryn Schlepphorst

(Attorney Schlepphorst & Emede

A Professional Corporation

Chair of the Strategic Planning Subcommittee) On behalf of the Family Law Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA)

San Jose, CA