Seals of the Court of Appeals and Superior Court
District of Columbia Courts

Domestic Relations Branch

The Domestic Relations Branch processes case filings, via the Family Court Central Intake Center, for divorce, annulment, legal separation, custody, visitation, standby guardianship, foreign judgments, foreign subpoenas, and adoptions. In addition, the branch also provides certified copies, triple seal documents and the review of public case files. 

To request a copy of documents, please email FamilyCourtCertifiedCopies(at) or call (202) 879-1212.

Family Court

Presiding Judge: Hon. Darlene M. Soltys
Deputy Presiding Judge: Hon. Kelly Higashi
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

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Telephone Numbers
(202) 879-1212