Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room 113
8:30am - 3:30pm
Often, individuals who are filing cases in the Family Court are undergoing stressful and difficult transitions in
their lives. Their relationships may be changing. They may be making difficult financial decisions and working out
arrangements to share time with minor children, They may be adopting children or preparing to give up their parental
rights. They may be victims of domestic violence.
The Family Court is focused on helping parties deal with the legal aspects of these often difficult life transitions.
For those who have lawyers, their attorneys will help them resolve their cases and are familiar with the programs
and services that are available to help individuals and families. For those who are not represented by attorneys, the
Family Court has developed programs and court calendars to help parties who are self represented and may not understand
court forms, procedures and what is happening in court hearings. Services for non-English speaking parties are also
provided, when possible.
Below are programs, services, community resource listings and informational materials designed to help individuals
and families involved with the Family Court.
Family Court is comprised of three distinct program areas:
- Family Law Division of the Civil Clerk's Office, which
processes filings and schedules court hearings for many different types
- Family Law Facilitator's Office, which assists parties who
have questions about child support, spousal support, health insurance,
and the availability of community resources to help families.
- Family Court Services, which provides child custody recommending counseling and helps parents resolve child-focused
disputes once parents are living apart.