The Family Court decides cases of divorce, custody, visitation, paternity and child support. If you need legal information in a family matter, links to useful resources are listed on the self representation page.on the DC Courts website. You may also visit the Family Self Help Center to speak to someone about your family court issue.

Please see the interactive interviews below to assist you in creating forms related to family cases.

It is important to remember that you cannot file your case online. The Family Court Central Intake Center (CIC) (JM level, suite 540) is the place for filing pleadings in Family Court.

Complaint for Custody and/or Visitation  

Motion to Modify Custody