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Family Law
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Family Court Services

Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020, Family Court Services will be available via phone only Monday – Friday from 8:00am -12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm for questions regarding mediation and/or investigations. You can reach us at 657-622-6196.

For general Family Law questions/inquiries not relating to judgments, please call Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Friday from 8 am - 12 pm.  For judgment status/inquiries please call Monday - Thursday between 3 pm - 4 pm, and on Friday between 11 am - 12 pm. 

You can reach the Family Law Clerk's Office at the following numbers: 657-622-8350 or 657-622-8457.

Family Law ex parties will be received as follow:
General Family Law – 8:00am to 10:00am
Domestic Violence – 8:00am to 3:00pm
Submissions received after the court cut off time for both general family law and domestic violence will be processed the next court business day.

If you would like your documents reviewed before filing, visit the Self-Help Website for instruction: https://www.occourts.org/self-help/

For Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) to assist you with Electronically Filing a Domestic Violence Restraining Order click here

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

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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