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Where To File for Child Custody in Los Angeles County, California

In Los Angeles County, child custody is handled by the Los Angeles County Superior Court


Los Angeles County Superior Court


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Central Civil West: 213-351-7598

Chatsworth: 818-407-2200

Compton: 310-761-4300

Governor George Deukmejian: 562-256-3100

Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley: 661-483-5796

Pasadena: 626-396-3300

Pomona: 909-802-1100

Santa Monica: 310-255-1840

Stanley Mosk: 213-830-0845

Torrance: 310-787-3700

Van Nuys: 818-901-4600

Whittier: 562-968-2753


The following twelve courthouses handle family law cases in Los Angeles County. Use this list to find the address and website for the court closest to you.


Central Civil West Courthouse
600 South Commonwealth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005


Chatsworth Courthouse
9425 Penfield Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311


Compton Courthouse
200 West Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90220


Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse
275 Magnolia
Long Beach, CA 90802 


Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 4th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534


Pasadena Courthouse
300 East Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Pomona Courthouse South
400 Civic Center Plaza
Pomona, CA 91766


Santa Monica Courthouse
1725 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Stanley Mosk Courthouse
111 North Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Torrance Courthouse
825 Maple Ave.
Torrance, CA 90503


Van Nuys Courthouse East
6230 Sylmar Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91401


Whittier Courthouse
7339 South Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602


Clerk's offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except court holidays. For some courthouses, the court building opens an hour earlier than the clerk's office. For details, check the website for your community's court.


Los Angeles County Child Custody Forms & Fees

California Child Custody Forms Used in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Child Custody Forms

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Family Court Fee

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If you can't afford to pay your court fees, see the Los Angeles County Superior Court fee waiver information.


Get Help With California Child Custody

Before you file legal papers, take some time to familiarize yourself with the resouces offered by your local court. Most courts now offer at least some materials and forms to help you understand and manage your child custody case. Even if you plan to work with a lawyer, it's smart to do some research before you turn things over. When you're ready to find a lawyer, the resources below can help you locate a child custody attorney near you.

Los Angeles County Family Court Self-Help Materials

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California Resources for Making a Parenting Plan

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Los Angeles County Free or Low Cost Legal Help

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