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

Vacant - Family Law
Commissioner Vacant - 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 AND 4TH MONDAYS)
ADOPTIONS (3RD MONDAY)
FAMILY LAW TRIALS FAMILY LAW TRIALS; TRIAL SETTING CONFERENCES LAW & MOTION TRIAL OVERFLOW; DISMISSAL CALENDARS (1ST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH);

QUARTERLY JURY OSC (JAN; APR; JUL; OCT.)
11:30 A.M.
      Fee Waiver Hearings  
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00 P.M.
DEPENDENCY DRUG COURT (12:30 P.M. DDC TEAM MEETS W/JUDGE) (30 MINUTES) (1st & 3RD MONDAY)        
1:30 P.M.
PLACERVILLE DCSS (1ST, 2ND AND 4TH MONDAYS) FAMILY LAW TRIALS FAMILY LAW TRIALS LAW & MOTION (INTERPRETER MATTERS SCHEDULED ON THE 1ST THURSDAY) CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES
3:00 P.M.
        MENTAL HEALTH
(Dept 5 calendar 10/13/2014)

Department 12

Vacant
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:30 A.M.
DCSS (SLT-15) (3rd Monday) Ex parte

Unlawful Detainers
Ex parte

Dependency Adoptions
Ex parte

TROs (pro per & attorneys)
Family Law & Motion w/attys
9:00 A.M.
  Traffic infractions (1st, 3rd)

Fam Law & Motion w/Pro Pers (2nd, 4th, 5th)
     
10:00 A.M.
Family Law Settlement Conferences conducted by Pro Tems (2ND Monday)

Trial de Novo calendar(4th Monday with assigned judges)
    Family Law Long Cause  
11:30 A.M.
    Juv 300 Drug Court Meet and Confer (2ND & 4TH)    
Noon
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15 P.M.
Reserved for Criminal In-Custody Hrgs if no Judge is 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 10/13/2014)

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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 Building C Courthouse