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Ex Parte paperwork shall be submitted in person by noon the day prior to the hearing.

Requesting an Emergency Family Ex Parte Order

If a person needs to request an emergency family ex parte order, they should submit their Ex Parte Application and Order – Family Law Form (SDSC Form #D-046) and supporting ex parte paperwork including a Request for Order Form (JC Form #FL-300), if applicable, and a Credit Card Payment Form (SDSC Form #ADM-253) to the Family Business Office at the appropriate location. Check payments will also be accepted, but there should be two separate checks submitted at time of filing the ex parte paperwork if accompanied by a Request for Order (one check for the Ex Parte Application and one check for the Request for Order and Court Reporter Fee).

Upon receipt of the paperwork, the clerk will set the matter for a hearing date and time. Paperwork received by noon will be scheduled for the following day. Notice must be provided by the moving party to the responding party in the case 24 hours prior to the scheduled hearing date and time. The documents must be served by 2 p.m. the court day prior to the hearing. Ex parte hearings will be set for 1:30 p.m. the following day (Monday through Friday) for each Department including the Family Support Division. Opposition paperwork may be filed at the designated Family Business Office at the appropriate location no later than 10 a.m. on the day of the designated hearing date.

Parties appearing at the Ex Parte hearing in person will get their paperwork after the hearing. Parties who appear remotely to the Ex Parte hearing will be instructed to return to the designated Family Business Office to pick up their paperwork after 3:30 p.m.


Court Locations

Business Office
Location

Office Hours
(excluding holidays)
Ex Parte Hours
Effective September 14 2020 and until further notice, all Ex Parte matters will be heard at 1:30 pm Monday through Friday via MS Teams.

*Telephone
Central Courthouse
1100 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Fourth Floor

Business office opens at 8:30 a.m.
and closes at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Check-in directly in the courtroom.

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday
8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

EXCEPTIONS:

Dept 701

Friday 1:30 p.m. ONLY

(Mon thru Thurs - Ex Parte hours as noted above)

Dept 702
Monday and Tuesday 1:30 p.m. ONLY

Wednesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. ONLY

Family Law
(619) 844-2777

Calendar Department
(619) 844-2770

Family Court Services
(619) 844-2888

Domestic Violence
(619) 844-2575

East County
Regional Center

250 East Main St.
El Cajon, CA 92020
First floor, east side of building

Business office opens at 8:30 a.m.
and closes at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Check-in directly in the courtroom.

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday
8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Family Law
(619) 456-4100

Family Court Services
(619) 456-4181

North County
Regional Center

325 South Melrose
Vista, CA 92081
First floor, south side of building

Business office opens at 8:30 a.m.
and closes at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Check-in directly in the courtroom.

Monday, Thursday and
Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday at
8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Family Law
(760) 201-8600 x140

Family Court Services
(760) 201-8300

South County
Regional Center

500 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Third floor

Business office opens at 8:30 a.m.
and closes at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Check-in directly in the courtroom.

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday 1:30 p.m.

Family Law
(619) 746-6200

Family Court Services
(619) 746-6097

*Telephone contact with the court. If a person needing an ADA accommodation contacts the court by telephone to request that a matter be scheduled, they must specify during that telephone conversation the accommodation they need. This communication is necessary even if there is an ongoing ADA accommodation granted in their case, as the staff person answering the phone call may not be aware of that ongoing accommodation. This is particularly important in ex parte hearings, which are often scheduled for the following day. For certain types of accommodation, such as an ASL interpreter, the court must have adequate advance notice in order to provide the accommodation.



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