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Self-Help Center

The Family Court Self-Help Center is a free walk-in and call-in service that provides unrepresented people with general legal information in a variety of family law matters (such as divorce, custody, visitation, child support). The Center is located in room JM-570.

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We can help...

  • Provide you with information about DC family law matters
  • Inform you of your legal rights and obligations
  • Describe your legal options
  • Help you determine which forms are most appropriate for you and how to complete them
  • Explain how to navigate the court process, and what to expect in court
  • Refer you to other helpful clinics and programs

Hours of Operation

Mondays-Fridays: 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. - No new intakes accepted after 4:30 p.m.

General Information 

(202) 879-1212

Please see the family interactive interviews in Forms Help Online to assist you in creating forms related to family cases.
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Family Court

Presiding Judge: Hon. Jennifer Di Toro
Deputy Presiding Judge: Hon. Darlene M. Soltys
Director: Avrom D. Sickel, Esq.
Deputy Director: Toni F. Gore

Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Telephone Numbers

(202) 879-1212