Welcome to The Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish, which is located on the fourth floor of the Nineteenth Judicial District Courthouse in downtown Baton Rouge. Four judges preside over The Family Court. The Family Court has jurisdiction over certain matters, including divorces, community property division, spousal support, child visitation, child custody, child support, and domestic violence.
It is always best to have an attorney to represent you in court. However, The Family Court has a Self Help Resource Center, which serves as a starting point for litigants who represent themselves as a result of their inability to retain an attorney or qualify for free legal services.
The Family Court will, upon request and with five (5) business days advance notice, provide reasonable accommodation to any person with a disability wishing to attend court at no cost to the individual. To request an accommodation to participate in or attend court proceedings, submit the ADA Accommodations Request Form. For further information concerning your rights under ADA, please contact the Court Administrator's Office at (225)-389-4680.
The Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish has jurisdiction over divorces, community property division, spousal support, child visitation, child custody, child support, and domestic violence.