CA FAMILY LAW SANCTIONS AGAINST ATTORNEYS, PARTIES OR WITNESSES FOR NOT FOLLOWING COURT RULES
CA Rules of Court, Rule 5.14
For purposes of the rules in this division:
(2) "Person" means a party, a party's attorney, a law firm, a witness, or any other individual or entity whose consent is necessary for the disposition of the case.
(c) Sanctions imposed on a person
In addition to any other sanctions permitted by law, the court may order a person, after written notice and an opportunity to be heard, to pay reasonable monetary sanctions to the court or to an aggrieved person, or both, for failure without good cause to comply with the applicable rules. The sanction must not put an unreasonable financial burden on the person ordered to pay.