San Diego County, California Family Court
Child Custody Information
Welcome! On this page you'll find the following information for San Diego County, California:
- Where to file for child custody in San Diego County
- How to find or contact the San Diego County Family Court
- Whether the court offers childcare for days you must visit the court building
- Where to find San Diego County child custody forms and court fees
- How to learn more and find a lawyer
NAME OF COURT
COURT PHONE NUMBER
The following four courthouses handle family law matters in San Diego County. Browse the list to find the courthouse closest to where you live.
New Central Courthouse
1100 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101
East County Regional Center
250 East Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
North County Regional Center
325 South Melrose
Vista, CA 92081
South County Regional Center
500 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except court holidays.
Call the court at the number above to see if the volunteer staffed childcare facility is open on the day you must go to court.
If you can't afford the filing fees, you may apply for a waiver. See the San Diego Superior Court Fees FAQ for more 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.