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Family Law Division

Beginning November 16, 2020, exact payment is required for all cash transactions, the court will no longer be able to provide change at the time of payment. Along with exact cash, the court still accepts payments by check and all major credit cards, excluding American Express.

Almost all filings can be submitted electronically without coming to court.

More Information on e-filing

For Attorneys OR Approved Pro Tems ONLY

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Family Law Calendars

DVPA/TRO and DCSS Calendars:

Domestic Violence Prevention Act-Temporary Restraining Order

  • If the matter proceeds to a hearing, the hearing may be conducted remotely or in-person. Personal appearance is not required of counsel and/or parties if the matter will proceed on the hearing date unless the Court orders otherwise.
  • The moving party is expected to prepare a Proposed Order prior to the hearing and provide it to the Court for consideration (Orders will need to be completed before they leave the courtroom)
  • Prior to a hearing, the standard admonishments will be presented to the parties. Parties will have the opportunity to view the admonishment video outside the courtroom or to read it in advance. Parties will be asked to confirm on the record that they have seen and understand the admonishment.
  • The public may call (650) 298-5758 to obtain assistance regarding remote appearances. The telephone line will be open 30 minutes before the start of a court hearing and will remain open for the duration of the court session.

Departments and Hearing Credentials:



DVPA Courtroom Video

Contact Us

For Family Law Facilitator »
For Clerk's Office:

NOTE: The Clerk's Office will continue to accept and process Emergency Ex Parte, Domestic Violence and all Temporary Restraining Order Petitions, and Civil Ex Partes.

Southern Branch
400 County Center, 1st Floor,
Redwood City, CA 94063 [Directions]

Phone Number: (650) 261-5100

Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Office Hours (except Court Holidays):
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To Schedule an Appointment

Email: If you have questions specific to your case, you may click here to email the clerk's office.

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