Divisions

Civil & Family Law

The Civil Division handles all civil matters, including family law, probate, guardianships, conservatorships, minor's compromises, civil, small claims and adoptions.

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Criminal

The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions.

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Family Court Services

The Family Court Services Division provides mediation in family law cases when separating or divorcing parents cannot agree on a child custody parenting plan.

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Juvenile

Juvenile Delinquency cases are defined under Welfare and Institutions Codes and involve any persons under the age of 18 (minors) who are accused of violations of any law of the state or of the United States, or minors who are habitually disobedient or truant.

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Probate Court

The Probate Court Division handles cases involving estates, trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships.

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Small Claims

The Small Claims Division handles cases that do not exceed $10,000 and are resolved quickly and inexpensively with relatively simple and informal rules.

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Traffic

The Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code violations and local ordinance violations.

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