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Family Law & Family Court Services COVID-19 Response

Family Law Clerk's Office

Appointments are required for in person assistance in the Family Law Clerk’s Office. Click this link: to schedule your appointment. If you are coming to Court for emergency paperwork such as a restraining order, no appointment is needed. DO NOT place your restraining order or emergency paperwork in the drop box, and you CANNOT submit them electronically. Paperwork MUST be brought in person to the Family Law Clerk’s office during the designated time frames below.

Click Here to Appear for Family Law Remote Hearings

Emergency Walk-In Filing Time Frames

  • General Family Law ex parte (same day emergency hearing): 8 am - 10 am
  • Domestic Violence ex parte (same day emergency hearing): 8 am – 3 pm

For general Family Law questions, please call (657) 622-8457 Monday – Thursday from 8 am – 4 pm or on Friday from 8 am – 12 pm. You may also contact the Court electronically over email, click this link: Public - Court Questions - Jira Service Management ( .

If you would like your documents reviewed before filing, visit the Self-Help Website for instruction.

Policies, Procedures & General Information - Family Law

Name Published Date
Court Expands Family Law eFiling to Include Ex-Parte Filings 12/27/2023

Remote Hearing Rules and Standing Orders

Emergency Protocols - Family Law 01/21/2020

Administrative Orders - Family Law

Name Published Date
Rescindment of Administrative Order 22_03 10/02/2023
Administrative Order No. 22/03
Mandatory Child Custody Modification Forms

Administrative Order 21/05 - Amended Local Rule 701.5 Related Cases


Amended Administrative Order #3


Fourth Revised Family Law Administrative Order 20/15 Mandating Remote Hearings


Rules for Advanced and In Person Domestic Violence Hearings Protocol


Family Law Supervising Judge Administrative Orders During State of Emergency


Family Order Closing Non Critical Hearings 3/17/20 to 3/27/20


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