FAQ's

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The following are general answers to questions. You should seek the advice of an attorney of your choice for specific, more detailed answers.

What types of cases are handled by the Domestic Relations Court?

Where is the court?

When one party doesn't follow the court order, how can I enforce my child support or health insurance order?

Who do I contact for help in choosing an attorney?

I do not have money for a lawyer. Are there free lawyers? Can the Court appoint a lawyer for me?

Can I represent myself?

How can I find out my hearing date?

When will I receive a decision after a hearing?

How can I get a transcript of a hearing?

Where can I get copies of my court papers?

What is the mandatory parent education class, and how do I sign up for it?

What do I have to do if I change employment?

How can I get a civil protection order? Does it cost anything?

What can I do if I change my mind about a domestic violence case?

Does the court offer alternate dispute resolution services?

I have questions about my court decision. Who can I talk to?

If we have shared parenting, why do I have to pay child support?

My child is in immediate danger with the other parent. What can I do?

The other parent is wrongfully withholding the child?

How do I get a divorce? Where do I come to file a divorce?

How can I file for an annulment?

I am not receiving my child support and/or spousal support check. Who do I call to find out the status of these payments?

My spouse and/or ex-spouse and I are still getting along. We have agreed that we do not want the Child Support Enforcement Agency to handle our child support. Can we agree that the payments be made directly between the two of us?

I can't come to court on this date, how do I get a new date?

What can I do if I do not agree with a Judge's or Magistrate's Decision?

My ex-spouse is not letting me see the children. Do I have to continue paying the child support?

What court staff can and cannot do.

Civil Protection Order FAQ.