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What Do I Need To Know?
 
  • Family Court is located on the 6th floor of the Durham County Courthouse which is located at 510 S. Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27701.
  • The Family Court office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except for state holidays).
  • When filing a new domestic case (starting a new file), arrive before 4:30 p.m. to ensure enough time to process your paperwork. If you arrive after 4:30 p.m., there may not be enough time to complete your paperwork and you will have to return the next day.
  • You will be assigned a Case Coordinator based on your assigned Judge. Your assigned Case Coordinator will be your Family Court contact person for questions about your case.
  • Each time you contact the Family Court office, you must have file number (e.g. 10-CVD-0000) and the name of your assigned Judge available.
Family Court Staff CAN:
  • Schedule conferences, trials and other court events
  • Inform you of scheduled court hearings, conferences or deadlines in your case
  • Answer questions regarding the status of your case
  • Direct you to other agencies and community resources
Family Court Staff CANNOT:
  • Give legal advice
  • Interpret court orders or the law
  • Advise you what to say or write
  • Represent you in court
  • Give messages or information to the judge assigned to your case
 
 
 
   
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