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Effective May 18, 2021, any individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to wear masks for entry into any courtroom or court facility under the supervision and authority of the President Judge.

Pursuant to CDC guidance issued on May 13, 2021, an individual is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Social distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced in all court facilities, irrespective of vaccination status.

More information is available on our
Judicial Emergency Orders and COVID-19 Information page.

Child Custody

Parties involved in child custody disputes are required to present their petition in Motion's Court between 9:00 and 9:30 any weekday morning and proceed to the Civil Division to praecipe the matter for a conference with one of the Court's three custody conference officers. The Civil Division provides counsel or the parties with available dates for conferences. After the conference, and with agreement of the parties, the officer prepares a custody order for the signature of the President Judge. This Order gets filed in the Civil Division and copies mailed to counsel of record or the parties. If no agreement is reached at the conference the parties are required to schedule and attend a mediation session with an officer of the Court or one of the Judges. If mediation fails to broker an agreement between the parties the case may then be praeciped for a non-jury trial.

Child Custody Self-Help Section
Co-Parenting Education Program (COPE)
Alternate Procedure for Custody Filings (Attorneys Only)

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