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The Family Court handles cases where parties seek court intervention to solve their family issues. Judges hear and decide cases involving divorce (marriage dissolution), paternity, domestic violence/abuse, child custody, legal separation, support and visitation. The court also provides mediation services to help parents resolve child support, child custody and visitation problems.

If you need assistance selecting or filling out the appropriate forms, visit the Court's Self-Help Center. If you need assistance with child custody and parenting time or mediation, visit the Court's Family Court Services.

Information on divorce can be accessed at the California Courts Self-Help Website.

Information on paternity can be accessed at the California Courts Self-Help Website.

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View the Notice of Court Reporter fees here.

You may file a fee waiver if you cannot afford to pay the court fees for your case.

A current schedule of fees can be viewed on our Fee Schedules page.

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    Contact the Family Division at (916) 408-6000 option 6

Family FAQ

For more information on Family related matters, please visit the Judicial Council's Self-Help Center.

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