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Family Court Services

Family Matters

The Family Court Services division handles a variety of matters of the household or family, including dissolutions of marriage (divorce), legal separation, child custody, support and domestic violence

  • Family Law

    Dissolutions (divorce), legal separations, annulments, and summary dissolutions.

  • Family Mediation

    Family Mediation is an opportunity for parents to resolve custody and visitation issues with the help of a trained mediator.

  • Adoptions

    The creation of a legal parental relationship when no biological relationship exists.

  • Child Support (Title IV-D)

    Cases where the Mendocino County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is providing enforcement services and establishes parentage, child support, and medical support.

  • Probate Conservatorship

    A judge may appoint the Probate Conservatorship Investigator to investigate new and continuing conservatorships.

  • Family Law TECO/Guardianship Ex Parte

    Access to decisions on Ex Parte Temporary Emergency Court Orders (TECO) is available here.

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