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Peter Spinetta Family Law Center

751 Pine Street Martinez, CA 94553
Accessibility: Wheelchair ramp
Transportation: County Connection Route 116 to Martinez

Telephone hours:
8:00am - 2:00pm
Office hours:
MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:00am - 2:00pm
Telephone:
(925) 646-4099


NEW HOURS FOR MARTINEZ FAMILY LAW FACILITATOR & SELF HELP CENTER

Family Law court is for people who are: separating or divorcing; dividing what they own and owe; working out child custody and visitation issues; dealing with child or spousal support; addressing domestic violence issues; or identifying a child's legal parents.

Before you ask a judge for court orders, you must have an open court case in the Contra Costa County Superior Court. To open a court case, you can use a local court forms package. For more information:

NOTE: All family law documents must be filed at the Peter L. Spinetta Family Law Center, 751 Pine Street in Martinez. There are limited exceptions for Domestic Violence cases. Click on the link below for information about filing Domestic Violence cases.


TO ASK THE COURT FOR A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER


IF YOU ALREADY HAVE COURT ORDERS FROM ANOTHER COURT IN CALIFORNIA, you can request a transfer of your case from the original county to Contra Costa County (this is called a “change of venue”), but you must file that request in the original county, not in Contra Costa County.

IF YOU HAVE COURT ORDERS FROM ANOTHER STATE AND NOW LIVE IN CALIFORNIA, YOU NEED TO CONTACT AN ATTORNEY. Interstate child support and child custody issues can be complicated and court staff cannot give legal advice. For information about attorney referral services, click here.

Notice of Availability of Reporting Services


Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about family law:

FAMILY LAW DEPARTMENTS AND SERVICES

Family law and calendar clerks 925-646-4099
Family Law Facilitator

925-646-4099

Child Custody Recommending Counseling (REQUIRED if parents disagree about child custody and visitation) 925-646-4099
Family Law legal technicians 925-646-4099
Domestic Violence
  • Check on the status of my application for an ex parte or domestic violence restraining order
Click here
Court Reporting Services Click here
Ex Parte Hours and Locations  

 
ONLINE HELP

Divorce or Legal Separation English / Español
Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders

English / Español

 

 

Child Custody

English / Español

 

 

 

 

Child Support English / Español
Parentage (identifying a child’s legal parents) English / Español
Spousal Support English / Español
Forms, forms packets and instructions English / Español
Videos English / Español
Online case information English / Español
Check on the status of my ex parte or domestic violence restraining order application Click here
Answers to FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about:  
Judicial departments  
Find a workshop or clinic English / Español
Community resources English / Español
“Visit” a courthouse English / Español
Help me find what I need on the court’s website  
Find out what legal words mean English / Español


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