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Walk-in/filing hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Phone Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-11:45am and 1:00pm-3:00pm Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
The Mission of the Child Custody Department is to address custody disputes with
the goal of providing resolutions for families that reflect the best interests of
children. We embrace a progressive philosophy that encourages parents and caregivers
who are best equipped to make decisions for their children to do so. The Child Custody
Department ensures timely management and resolution of custody cases, oversees the
Generations program, and designs and implements substantive programs that enhance
daily operations and streamline services for clients.
The Generations program is a custody education and mediation program that includes
an education seminar for adults, an interactive group for children and a mediation
orientation session. This high-quality program encourages party-driven resolutions
as an alternative to the litigation process, which may be lengthier, costly, and
emotionally draining for parents and children.
The information contained on these pages is not intended as legal advice and should
not be used instead of consultation with an attorney who can represent your interests
in these matters, if you choose to retain one. Court staff is unable to give you
any legal advice. Please contact the Lawyer Referral Service at 412.261.5555.