Family Law Court

Family Law Courts hear cases involving divorce (dissolution of marriage), nullity, legal separation, and paternity, including related issues of spousal support, child support, child custody and visitation, and community property.  Family Court also hears cases of domestic violence and elder abuse.
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Fees and Fee Waivers


There are no filing fees for Domestic Violence Prevention restraining orders or for Elder Abuse/Dependant Adult Restraining Orders.

There are no filing fees for a Civil Harassment Petition that includes allegations of violence, threats of violence, stalking or sexual assaults and no fee shall be paid for filing a response to a petition alleging these acts. A judicial officer will determine if filing fees are due. A hearing date will be set at least three weeks away and your hearing will be conducted upon payment of fees.

There are no filing fees for a Work Place Violence Petition that includes allegations that a person has inflicted violence, threatened violence, stalked, or has caused an employee to have a reasonable fear of violence and no fees shall be paid for filing a response to ta petition alleging these acts. A judicial officer will determin e if filing fees are due. A hearing date will be set at least three weeks away and your hearing will be conducted upon payment of fees.

A filing fee is required to start or respond to a divorce or parentage action, but you may apply for a fee waiver if you have very low income.
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