Family Court

Mission Statement

To provide county residents and the court system with high-quality family court, court commissioner, and director of family mediation services as prescribed by state statute.

The Family Court Commissioner presides over all pre- and post-judgment family law and paternity proceedings, such as legal custody, placement, maintenance, child support, property division, and related matters, including contempt and enforcement hearings. The Family Court Commissioner also hears stipulated final divorces, issues temporary restraining orders, and presides over all civil domestic abuse and harassment proceedings. The Office of the Family Court Commissioner coordinates placement mediation, custody studies in family matters, supervised placement, and guardian ad litem referrals with Family Court Services.