Sonoma County, California Family Court
Child Custody Information
Welcome! On this page you'll find the following information for Sonoma County, California:
- Where to file for child custody in Sonoma County
- How to find or contact the Sonoma County Family Court
- Whether the court offers childcare for days you must visit the court building
- Where to find Sonoma County child custody forms and court fees
- How to learn more and find a lawyer
NAME OF COURT
COURT PHONE NUMBER
Sonoma County Civil and Family Law Courthouse
3055 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Courthouse: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Clerk's Office: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Family Law Facilitator/Self-Help Center:
Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
T, W, Th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
All hours exclude court holidays.
If you can't afford the filing fee, you can ask the court for a waiver. For more information, see the California Superior Court fee waiver information. You can also call the Sonoma County Superior Court self-help center (707-521-6545) for information about fee waivers.
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.