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Family Court Services
 


    Court Clerk Information

    Civil/Family Law/Juvenile/Probate/Small Claims Division:
    100 North State Street, Room 107
    Ukiah, CA  95482-4416

    Telephone Number:                       Fax Number:
    (707) 468-2001                                 (707) 463-6850

    Court Clerk's Office Hours:
    8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

    Telephone Hours:
    8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

    Information for other court locations can be found by clicking on the location name in the left column of this page.

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    Access to Courtrooms

    Department C (Family Law Courtroom) cannot be reached by elevator; this Department can only be accessed by using the stairs. If you have business with the Court and need accommodations for access, please contact the Court Clerk to make arrangements at your earliest convenience.

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    Forms and Filing

    Forms may be either purchased in the civil division clerk's office, photocopied (10 cents a copy) at the Law Library or obtained on-line from the Judicial Council website. By law, the clerks can not provide legal advice, including which forms to use.

    All paperwork must be typewritten or neatly printed in black ink. There are typewriters available for public use at the Public Library at 105 N. Main Street in Ukiah or the Law Library in the Ukiah courthouse, Room 307.

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    Fees

    See the Fee Schedule for civil filing and appearance fees. If you believe that you are unable to afford these fees, ask the court clerk for an application for a fee waiver. There is no charge for this form.

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    Title IV-D Child Support Information

    These are all cases where the Mendocino County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is providing enforcement services, including the following:

    1.  Governmental actions
         a.  Establishment of parentage, child support, medical support
         b.  Modification of child support

    2.  Governmental enforcement actions
         a.  Wage assignments
         b.  Driver license suspensions
         c.  Job search orders
         d.  Determination of arrearages

    3.  Dissolution cases or Uniform Parentage Act cases
         a.  Establishment or modification of child support.

    These cases are heard by the Child Support Commissioner. Any party may object to the case being heard by the Commissioner but must do so before a contested hearing. After an objection, the Commissioner may still hear the case and make a recommended ruling. If any party disagrees with the recommended ruling, that party may request a new hearing by a Family Law Judge.

    For the Title IV-D Child Support Calendar, see the Family Law Calendar below.

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    Family Law Calendar

    Visit our On-Line Court Calendar page for information on hearings set for the next 30 days.

    Calendar times and places are subject to change at any time. On the day of the hearing, check the calendars posted on the calendar bulletin board for that day's court assignments. 

    The Court organizes and groups similar types of hearings together for efficiency.  The Calendar Plan lists the specific times and courtrooms that hearings are held.

    Calendar Plan 

 
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