"Providing Access to Justice"
The Family Court Program in Mecklenburg County was created in June 1999 as a specialized court centered around the "One Family - One Judge" concept. The Family Court seeks to consolidate all legal issues involving the same family before one judge. The Family Court's role is to provide a forum for resolving domestic disputes that emphasizes less-adversarial problem solving and encourages the use of available human service resources.
The Family Court has jurisdiction over all domestic, juvenile, domestic violence, and mental health commitment actions filed in Mecklenburg County. It refers or orders litigants to intervention services that are relevant to the issues that are before the court. These services help to remedy those family issues that create obstacles to resolving the case. Services may include parent education, mediation, counseling, psychological evaluation and testing, supervised visitation and exchange, and specialized services for children.
General information and referrals can also be obtained through the Court's SelfServe Center.
For contact phone and fax numbers, reference the Court Telephone Directory