Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado

Our Mission

To preserve and enhance the rule of law in El Dorado County by providing all persons a fair, efficient, and accessible forum for resolving disputes, protecting public safety, and righting wrongs.

Family Law

Family Law Courts have jurisdiction over all cases involving dissolution of marriage, legal separation, nullity, paternity, domestic violence, child custody, visitation and support.  Other support services include on-site mediation, on-site family law facilitators and a panel of qualified attorneys who handle settlement conferences.

Family Law Case Resolution Process Information

As of January 1, 2013, all California family courts are governed by the “family centered case resolution” process. This case management process is aimed at early settlement, quicker trial dates, reduced expense of litigation, and better assistance to families. Your case will be managed through one or more Status Conferences at which the parties, attorneys and a judicial officer will discuss a “case resolution plan”.

For information on El Dorado Superior Court Family Law Case Resolution Process click here.

Family Law Division Court Schedules

Department 5

Judge Nelson Keith Brooks - Family Law
Commissioner Dylan Sullivan - DCSS
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA  95667

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:15 A.M.
Ex-Parte Hearings Ex-Parte Hearings Ex-Parte Hearings   Ex-Parte Hearings
8:30 A.M.
Placerville DCSS
(1st, 2nd, & 4th)
Seek Work Job Orders, Compliance Reviews, Arrears/Delinquencies, Judgements

Adoptions
(3rd)

Settlement Conferences
(held in Dept 6)
(2nd & 4th)
Family Law Trials Family Law Trials

Trial Setting Conferences
Family Law
Law & Motion
Trial Overflow; Dismissal Calendars
(1st)

Quarterly Jury OSC Calendar
( Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct)
10:00 A.M.
         
11:30 A.M.
      Fee Waiver Hearings  
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 P.M.
Placervilee DCSS
(1st, 2nd, & 4th)
Modifications,Contempt Hearings

Settlement Conferences (Held in Dept 6)
2nd & 4th Mondays
Family Law Trials Family Law Trials Family Law

Law & Motion
(Interpreter matters on 1st)
 
3:00 P.M.
Placerville DCSS
(1st, 2nd, 4th)

Contested Hrgs, Short Cause
       
(Dept 5 calendar FamLaw effective 8/1/2013) (Dept 5 calendar DCSS effective 8/1/2013)

Department 12

Commissioner Dylan Sullivan
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:30 A.M.
SLT DCSS Ex Parte

Unlawful Detainers
Ex Parte

Juv 300/Adoptions
Ex Parte

All TROs
Family Law & Motion
9:00 A.M.
  Traffic Argns
(1st, 3rd)

Family Law w/Pro Pers
(2nd, 4th, 5th)
     
10:00 A.M.
Family Law MSCs w/Pro Tem
(2nd)

TDNs
(4th)
    Family Law Long Cause  
10:30 A.M.
         
11:30 A.M.
    Dependency Drug Court Mtg
(2nd, 4th Meet & Confer)
   
Noon
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15 P.M.
Reserved for Criminal In-Custody Hrgs if Dept 3 is not available
1:30 P.M.
  300 Detentions 300 Detentions

Dependency Drug Court
(2nd, 4th)

Contested Juv300
(1st, 3rd, 5th)
300 Detentions

Family Law Long Cause
300 Detentions

Family Law Contested
(1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th)

DCSS
(1st)
2:30 P.M.
    Contested Juv300
(2nd)

Juv300 W & I
(4th)
   
(Dept 12 calendar effective 10/01/2013)

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Locations for Filing

Placerville Main Street Branch
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-6426

South Lake Tahoe Branch
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 573-3075

Fax Filings Accepted
Effective October 3, 2011

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, (excluding holidays and Court Closures).

Placerville Main St Courthouse