Divorce Court

Following are links to the divorce court courthouses that handle divorces in my main geographic practice areas of the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, Orange County and western San Bernardino County:

Orange County
San Bernardino

divorce court courthousesA full listing by county of all the California Superior Courts (which is the type of court that handles divorces) is available at the court’s website.  Each community is generally assigned a particular divorce court.  If you live in Los Angeles County, a look-up is available to help you find your family law divorce court.

It is possible to begin and complete a California divorce without ever going to a courthouse or a courtroom.  The Family Law Clerk at each divorce court accepts court filings (including the “Petition” that begins a divorce case and all the documents required to complete a divorce) in person or by mail.  The minimum fee that must be paid to the court for a divorce is the filing fee for the Petition of about $435.  If you are not represented by an attorney, at each divorce court is a Self-Help area with staff and literature that can help you understand the forms and procedures necessary for a divorce and for divorced-related legal matters.  Legal Document Assistants and paralegals can also be a good source of assistance on divorce court forms and procedures.