Orange County Divorce Court

Except for the small number of divorce cases handled at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, the Lamoreaux Justice Center in Orange is the Orange County divorce court handling divorce cases for Orange County. It services all the communities in Orange County including Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Santa Ana and Yorba Linda. The address is:

Lamoreaux Justice Center
341 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868
http://www.occourts.org/locations/ljc.html

The courthouse is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except court holidays.  Most of the courtrooms do not begin hearing cases until 8:45 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.

orange county divorce court courthousePay parking is in a three story parking garage across the street from the Orange County divorce court, best accessed from Dawn Way off The City Drive.  It is not inexpensive – plan on $10 – $15.  You can park further away without charge at “The Outlets” mall on the west side of The City Drive.

Family Law Clerk’s Office (for court filings)
7th Floor Room 706 (first come, first served and the lines often get long)

The courthouse offers the following services to individuals and couples who are not represented by an attorney:

Family Law Facilitator (child support issues only)
First floor – Room 101 (first come, first served)
(657) 622-5077

Self Help Center
First floor Room 101 (first come, first served)
website: http://www.occourts.org/self-help/shselfhelp.html

Family Law fill-able forms can now be filed with the court electronically at no additional cost.  You can start or respond to a divorce or legal separation with fill-able “SmartForms” that can be completed and submitted to the Court 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Orange County has two “local” forms relevant to divorce settlement agreements:

L-1300 Expedited Processing Attachment to Dissolution or Separation Judgment (children)
L-1302 Expedited Processing Attachment to Dissolution or Separation Judgment (no children)