The Court is closed to the public until further notice. The Court is accepting documents for filing by US mail or drop box. Filing fee must be included (there is no filing fee for DVROs).
The drop box is located in front of the Peter Spinetta Family Law Building, 751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Filings submitted by mail should be sent to: Family Law, 751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553.
A self-addressed stamped envelope of an appropriate size and with enough postage must be included for the return of documents.
Requests for DVROs and Responses to Requests for DVROS can be submitted by email as PDF files to
DVROs and Ex Parte Temporary Orders will not be returned by mail or email; they must be picked up from the Peter Spinetta Family Law Building at 751 Pine Street from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM or 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Family court staff will contact attorneys and litigants when their orders are ready for pick up.
Please refer to the Fourth Amended Emergency Local Rules below for further information.
FOURTH AMENDED EMERGENCY LOCAL RULES - FAMILY LAW - EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 14TH, 2020
Online Services for Family Law
Free Drop-In Childcare (ages 2 – 12)
Court Process and Information
Double Pro Per Days
Effective Monday, October 5th, 2020:
- Department 32 on TUESDAYS
- Department 29 on WEDNESDAYS
- Department 18 on THURSDAYS
- Department 16 on FRIDAYS
For more information about Double Pro Per Days, please consult Local Rule 5(c) of the Emergency Local Rules: Family (Fourth Amended).