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Family Court

The 4th District Family Court is located in the Family Justice Center (FJC) in downtown Minneapolis, and handles cases such as divorce, domestic abuse, child custody and support, and paternity.

News & Notices

  • FAQs on Family Court Issues
    Visit our expanded collection of FAQs on Family Court, which now includes dozens of answers to questions on filing procedures, records, hearings, getting legal help, and more.
  • Settlement of Family Court Motions
    If you file a motion in a family court case, the Minnesota Court Rules say that you must contact the other party within 7 days after filing the motion to talk about settling your case. Visit our online Self-Help Center to learn more about Family Court Motions - Settlement Rule 303.03(c) and Certificate Form.
  • Notice to Self-Represented Parties
    By Hennepin County Court Order, all motions (except "expedited" child support motions) filed in Family Court that are prepared by people who are not represented by a lawyer must be reviewed by a Family Law Facilitator before a hearing date will be set. Learn more at Mandatory Motion Screening.
  • Signing Judge Hours
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. closed holidays
    Information about the signing judge and courtrooms is posted on the 1st Floor of the Family Justice Center.


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