Nov 27, 2020
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Family Law Division

Location: Civil and Family Law Courthouse, 3055 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95403
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Mon-Fri
Court Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri
(707) 521-6630 8:00 AM to Noon Mon-Fri

 

CLERK's NOTICE - Family Court Services has Moved!

 

Family Law Division Home Page

The types of matters processed in the Family Law Division include Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce), Legal Separation, Nullity, Establishment and Termination of Parental Rights, Child Support, Child Custody and Visitation, Family Support, Adoptions, and Domestic Violence Restraining Order matters.
 
Family Law Ex Parte matters are reviewed Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM, pursuant to Local Rule 9.12E. Domestic Violence Restraining Order Requests are reviewed Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM, pursuant to Local Rule 9.11. Sonoma County Local Rules: http://sonoma.courts.ca.gov/info/local-rules . Results of the daily review can be found by clicking here: http://sonoma.courts.ca.gov/online-services/tentative-rulings/dvexparte
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I obtain copies of court records?

To fill out an online form to request copies of court records or a records search, please click on this link.

How do I end my marriage?

For general information go to: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-divorce.htm.
To print the forms to start your dissolution go to Forms packet page:
http://sonoma.courts.ca.gov/forms-filing/packets#anchorfamilylawpackets

Where can I find information on Adoptions?
http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-adoption.htm

Where can I obtain information on child custody or visitation?

For general information go to: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-family.htm AND For information on assistance in Sonoma County go to Services and Resources page:
http://sonoma.courts.ca.gov/self-help/community-services.

Where can I find information about child support?

http://www.sonoma-county.org/dcss

Where can I find information on Adoptions?

http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-adoption.htm

Where can I obtain information on child custody or visitation?

For general information go to: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-custody.htm AND For information on assistance in Sonoma County go to Services and Resources page:
http://sonoma.courts.ca.gov/self-help/community-services.

 

Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
a) What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

There are several types of Restraining Orders.  Domestic Violence Restraining Orders are defined by the relationship between the plaintiff (requesting protected party) and defendant (restrained party).  A Domestic Violence Restraining Order can be sought if you are requesting the restraining order against somone there is a close relationship with the person to be restrained such as a marriage, divorce, separated, common children together, living together currently or in the past, dating relationship or related such as a parent, child, brother, sister.
If there is no such relationship, refer to civil restraining order information click here.

b) How can I obtain a Family Law Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

For general information, forms, and community resources go to:

 

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