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Election-Related Emergencies:

The court and clerk’s office are open on Election Day during normal court hours between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Persons seeking urgent after-hours election-related court relief should telephone the Orange County Registrar of Voters Hotline at (714) 567-5197.

The Registrar of Voters, Bob Page, can advise the public if a solution is available without court intervention or provide information about how to request after-hours court relief.

The Voter Bill of Rights is available on the Secretary of State’s webpage at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-bill-rights/.

General voter information can be found on the website of the Orange County Registrar of Voters, Bob Page, at https://www.ocvote.com/vc/web/voting

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 (atlassian.net) .

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

06/04/2020

Family Law Remote Hearings - Exhibit Protocol

05/19/2020
Emergency Protocols - Family Law 01/21/2020

Policies, Procedures & General Information - Family Court Services

Name Published Date

Mediation Procedures

08/03/2020

Investigation Procedures

08/03/2020

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
10/11/2022

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

03/22/2021

Amended Administrative Order #3

06/30/2021

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

01/15/2021

Rules for Advanced and In Person Domestic Violence Hearings Protocol

05/14/2020

Family Law Supervising Judge Administrative Orders During State of Emergency

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

03/23/2020

Administrative Orders - Family Court Services

Name Published Date
Order Extending EPOs 30 days and GVROs 90 days 04/10/2020
Family Law Supervising Judge Administrative Orders During State of Emergency -
Family Order Closing Non Critical Hearings 3/17/20 to 3/27/20 03/23/2020

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