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Self Help Center

The Family Court Self-Help Center is a free walk-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.

We can help...

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

Hours of Operation

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

Presiding Judge: Hon. Carol Dalton
Deputy Presiding Judge: Hon. Peter Krauthamer
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

Branch Chief: John King, Esq.
(202) 879-1212