Blake P. Kavanagh
Effective Adjudication of Domestic Abuse Cases (AJA program)
High Performance Court Framework
Alabama Administrative Office of the Courts Family Court Division features history and mission of Court Improvement Program, Juvenile Services, volunteers visitation, court referees, training, program information, and an organizational chart. Also includes links to state and federal resources and organizations for family court related issues.
Jefferson County Family Court
Jurisdiction, maps, contact information, programs, drug court, teen court, mental health services, training and volunteers, and child support.
Judicial Council of California, Center for Families, Children, and the Courts. Includes case summaries, reports, program information, and other resources.
Placer County Family Court Clinic.
San Francisco Superior Court, Unified Family Court. Includes contact information, FAQs about various processes, local rules, delinquency, child support, dependency, mediation, family law facilitator information, juvenile traffic, forms, and maps.
Santa Clara County Family Court.
Superior Court of California, County of Orange Family Law Court.
Family Court of Delaware. Includes history, court rules and fees, structure, and other information.
Florida Unified Family Court. This site includes reports, jurisdiction, standards, pro se information, and other information.
Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval and Nassau counties) Family Court Services. Includes forms, Family Nurturing Center, divorce, drug court, foster care review, mediation, guardian ad litem, and other information.
Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish.
Fourth Judicial District Court Family and Domestic Rules (Ouachita and Morehouse Parish)
Family Division includes contact information, publications, division rules, FAQs, and more.
Department of Family Administration includes information about and links to the Committees on Family Law; foster care; forms; juvenile delinquency; legal resources; local coordinators and circuit court family divisions; publications; family services; and treatment/evaluative services.
Massachusetts Court System, Probate and Family Court: jurisdiction and contact information. Also includes links to the following probate and family courts, plus contacts, directions, hours, fax and e-filing information, jurisdiction, etc.
Barnstable Probate and Family Court
Berkshire Probate and Family Court
Bristol Probate and Family Court
Dukes County Probate and Family Court
Essex Probate and Family Court
Franklin County Probate and Family Court
Hampden Probate and Family Court
Hampshire Probate and Family Court
Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Nantucket Probate and Family Court
Norfolk Probate and Family Court
Plymouth County Probate and Family Court
Suffolk Probate and Family Court
Worcester Probate and Family Court
Calhoun County: Biographies of family court judges, contact information for court staff, and information about SMILE (Start Making It Livable for Everyone), a program for divorcing families.
Washtenaw County Family Division links to probate, juvenile, mental health services, guardianships, and judge profiles, opinion bank, friend of the court, resources on family violence and other domestic relations issues.
Anoka County District Court, Family Division general information and services.
Dakota County Family Court contact information, forms, and self-help center.
Fourth Judicial District
(Hennepin County): overview, records, FAQs, divorce education requirements, guardian ad litem program. Very comprehensive site.
Isanti County Family Services.
Second District Special Courts Division (Ramsey County) contacts and forms.
Sherburne County District Court, Family Division
mission and phone number.
: Forms, records, codes, divorce information, e-filing information, link to online case inquiry.
Washoe County Family Court (mouse over "family division" for judges and calendar.)
Family Practice Division comprehensive site with overview, mediator roster, domestic violence information and initiatives, domestic violence procedures manual, parenting time, forms, reports, and information for litigants.
Passaic County Family Division
: contact information, general description, intake information, program outlines.
Somerset County Family Division (Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage): information about delinquency, non-dissolution, dissolution, domestic violence, family crisis intervention, child abuse and neglect, child placement, and adoption.
Morris/Sussex Vicinage Family Division: contacts, non-dissolution/dissolution team, domestic violence, juvenile, children in court, records, links to programs (ADR, support, intake, CASA, parent education, etc.).
Union Vicinage Family Division: domestic violence, central case reception/intake, matrimonial team, juvenile, administration.
Broome County Family Court: contacts, forms and petitions, child care center, instructions for filing, access, hours, directions.
Chemung County Family Court: legal research, guide to family court, support collection unit, law guardian office, contacts, hours, security statement.
Chenango County Family Court: overview, guide, domestic violence programs, forms, dispute resolution services, attorney list, links to agencies, contacts, hours, map.
Cortland County Family Court: hours, contacts, forms, jurisdiction.
Delaware County Family Court: contacts, hours, forms, mediation and petition intake assistance, links to related agencies, legal aid contacts, terms of court.
Dutchess County Family Court: contacts, directions, public transportation, parking, accessibility, children’s center.
Herkimer County Family Court: contacts for all county courts, including family.
Jefferson County Family Court: contacts for all county courts, including family.
Lewis County Family Court: contacts for all county courts, including family.
Madison County Family Court: contacts, hours, filing instructions, forms and petitions, community resources phone list.
Nassau County Family Court (Long Island): contact information.
New York City Family Court: contacts, forms, and the Introductory Guide to the New York City Family Court, which includes detailed information on proceedings, history, authority, child-waiting rooms, and “Who’s Who in the Courtroom.”
Oneida County Family Court (Rome and Utica): contacts for all county courts, including family.
Onongaga Family Court: contacts for all county courts.
Orange County Family Court: contacts, directions, public transportation, accessibility.
Oswego County Family Court: contacts for all county courts, including family.
Otsego County Family Court: contacts, hours, jurisdiction, instructions for completing petitions, link to FAQ on access to petitions, mediation information, forms, children’s center information.
Putnam County Family Court: contacts, directions, public transportation, accessibility, hours.
Rockland County Family Court: contacts, directions, public transportation, accessibility, hours.
St. Lawrence County Family Court: family court forms, domestic violence forms, contacts.
Schuyler County Family Court: contacts, forms.
Suffolk County Family Court: contacts, judicial terms of office, jurisdiction.
Third Judicial District Family Court (Albany , Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties) : adoption, child abuse and neglect, support, custody and visitation, guardianship, paternity, PINS, court services, forms, contacts, directions.
Tioga County Family Court: contacts, forms, information about other county courts.
Tompkins County Family Court: contacts, schedule, forms, instructions, agencies, overview, lawyer referral, domestic violence court, family treatment court, Collaborative Family Lawyers of Central New York, dispute resolution, “bill of rights” for children whose parents are separated, jurisdiction, etc.
Westchester County Family Court (New Rochelle, White Plains, Yonkers): contacts, directions, public transportation, accessibility, hours.
Wyoming County Family Court: contacts and directions for all county courts.
Family Court: overview, locations of existing programs, administration, history, FAQ, need for program, target population, mission. Eight judicial districts in North Carolina have family courts. Some information available in Spanish.
Cumberland County Family Court: custody mediation rules and program, support guidelines, resources, financial mediation, domestic court rules, juvenile court rules, directory, support group for children, guardians ad litem, overview, contacts.
Durham County Family Court: staff, FAQs, domestic court, juvenile court, rules, forms, pro se divorce packet, links to programs.
Greene County Family Court: overview, administration, case managers, services, and programs.
Lenoir County Family Court: overview, administration, case managers, court services and programs.
Mecklenburg County Family Court: overview, mission, judges and staff, services, fatherhood program, volunteer and intern opportunities, FAQs. See also the Mecklenburg County Child Support Court and the Domestic Violence Court.
New Hanover Family Court: overview, plus links to the general information provided by the North Carolina Court System.
Pender County Family Court: overview, plus links to the general information provided by the North Carolina Court System.
Wayne County Family Court: overview, administration, case managers, court services and programs.
Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Division: rules, forms, contacts, programs.
Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court: judge bio, magistrates, staff, services, visitation center, educational program for children, mediation, pro se divorce program, domestic violence information, forms, local rules, FAQ.
Stark County Family Court: judges, mission, local rules and forms, reports, services, news releases, contacts, directions, divorce overview and procedures, domestic relations division, missing children link.
Family Law Website
: forms, parenting plan information and enforcement, resources, contacts, family law facilitation programs, parent education programs, child support guidelines and calendars, free legal information for low-income parties, etc. Also
Lane County Circuit Court, Domestic Relations Unit: contacts, divorce, family court assistance office, adoption, custody, emancipation of minors, restraining orders, paternity, mediation, visitation, modifications, local rules, statutes, etc. Also in Spanish.
Multnomah County Family Court Services: conciliation, family counseling, mediation, evaluations, parent education, etc.
Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, Office of Domestic Relations : FAQ (mainly on support).
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, Family Court Division: overview, history, custody, procedures, motions, links to rules and forms, etc.
Dallas County Family Courts: links to each family court (there are 7). Each site contains contact information, biography of court clerk, plus policies and procedures.
Harris County District Courts: The Family Courthouse site contains contact information plus links to Texas Bar Family Section and other state and local family law professionals, codes, Houston Public Library, missing children, and other resources.
Travis County Family Court Services: Q&A on guardians ad litem, plus links to information about child support, forms, children’s bill of rights, information about common-law marriage, guide for divorcing parents, information about probation. Travis County Domestic Relations Office contains information about support, visitation, family court services, parenting class, forms, divorce, community resources, etc.
Vermont Family Courts: links to county contact information and calendars, jurisdiction, divorce information, child support, mediation, domestic abuse, juvenile, etc.
List and links to Juvenile and Domestic Relations courts. (Note: Virginia does not have a family court; Juvenile and Domestic Relations courts have jurisdiction over most family matters. Divorces and other cases in equity are heard in the chancery side of
Chesterfield Circuit Court, Civil/Chancery: includes general information, fees, divorce, guardians, adoption, name changes.
Prince William County Circuit Court
(Manassas): contacts, fees, forms, procedures, dispute resolution, FAQ, law library, announcements.
Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
: contact information, forms and relevant statutes, custody and visitation information, procedures, paternity, FAQ, volunteer opportunities, programs, announcements, juvenile information. Taken with the county’s Circuit Court site (above), this is informative, comprehensive, and easy to use.
Virginia Beach Courts
includes links to Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Circuit Court. Information includes introduction, appeals, community resources for families, court services, pleadings and policies, proceedings, FAQ, dress code, intake, etc.
Superior Courts in Washington State
. Superior courts have exclusive jurisdiction over domestic relations.
Clallam County Unified Family Court
: overview, mediation, at-risk youth, program for children of divorcing parents.
Clark County Superior Court: includes Family Law Practice, Family Court Services, contacts, etc.
Pierce County Superior Court
Civil/Domestic Trials procedures, misc. links.
Thurston County Unified Family Court: History, mission, judges, and contact information.
In Wisconsin, the
have original jurisdiction in all civil and criminal matters within the state.
Green County Family Court, Monroe, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee County Civil and Family Courts Division: contacts, general information about records.
Racine County Family Court Commissioner: Family Court Resource Handbook.
Waukesha County Family Division: contacts, jurisdiction, fees/costs, FAQ, links to self-help site, counseling resources, records search, local rules, departmental news.