ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the recent floods, The Family Court will be closed until Monday, August 22, 2016. Attorneys, if you need to reschedule a court case please consult the online court calendar and verify your availability with opposing counsel before contacting court staff. The best way to reschedule is by sending an email with opposing counsel copied to the judicial assistants.
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 of East Baton Rouge Parish has jurisdiction over divorces, community property division, spousal support, child visitation, child custody, child support, and domestic violence.