Who We Are
Family Court Services serves parties who need to file for Dissolution, Separation or Nullity of Marriage; Establishment of Parental Relationship, Petitions for Custody and Support, Motions for Child Custody, Support, or Visitation, Support Enforcement, Guardianship of Minors, Adoption, or who seek protection from Domestic Violence, Civil Harassment, Workplace Violence or Elder Abuse.
Description of Service Types
Child custody and visitation mediation is mandated in Family Code section 3160 and is part of the process of Child Custody Recommending Counseling. However, if you are referred to Family Court Services and mediation is not successful, the child custody recommending counselor will provide information and recommendations to the court in writing before your court hearing\n\nLimited investigation in child custody cases may be conducted when ordered by the court, as provided in Family Code section 3112.\n\nPre-marital interviews for juveniles who petition for a marriage license, per Family Code sections 302 and 304.\n\nInvestigation of Guardianship and Conservatorship petitions pursuant to Probate Code sections 1513 and 1826.\n\nStepparent adoption investigations on requests for adoption, pursuant to Family Code section 9001.