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FAMILY LAW CLERK'S OFFICE:

Appointments are required for in person assistance in the Family Law Clerk’s Office. Click this link: https://tinyurl.com/bookfamlaw 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.

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: https://www.occourts.org/self-help/


FAMILY COURT SERVICES - NOW OPEN!

Monday – Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
for questions regarding mediation and/or investigations, please call
657-622-6196.

Policies, Procedures & General Information - Family Law
Name Published Date File

Emergency Protocols - Family Law

01/21/20

Family Law Remote Hearings - Exhibit Protocol

05/19/20

REMOTE HEARING RULES AND STANDING ORDERS

06/04/20
Policies, Procedures & General Information - Family Court Services
Name Published Date File

Mediation Procedures

08/03/20

Investigation Procedures

08/03/20
Administrative Orders - Family Law
Name Published Date File

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

03/22/21

Amended Administrative Order #3

06/30/21

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

01/15/21

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 File
Order Extending EPOs 30 days and GVROs 90 days 04/10/20
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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