Families & Children

The Family Division handles a variety of cases involving families and children in District Court.

For information about the general procedural steps in a family matters cases visit the Court Process page. Information about divorce and parental rights and responsibilities cases, can be found on the Divorce and Family Separation page. If you are interested in changing a final order, please see the information about "post-judgment motions" in a family matters case on the Changing or Enforcing a Final Order page.

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There are many legal resources available to help in a family matters case. Please see the Legal Help page.


If you have a question regarding a current family matters case, contact the clerk’s office for the court handling the case. See Find a Court to locate your court.

For general inquiries on family matters cases contact the Family Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts.