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Durham County Family Court

Information provided by: Durham System of Care

Durham is one of eleven judicial districts in North Carolina that provide Family Court as one of its core functions of the judicial system. The mission of our Family Court is to provide a less adversarial forum for the fair, just, and prompt resolution of family disputes. Family Court staff members help families by coordinating "Domestic Court" cases like divorce or custody, and "Juvenile Court" cases, which involve children who have been charged with a crime or children who have been removed from their families because of alleged of abuse, neglect and/or dependence. In addition to scheduling court hearings and other court events, Family Court staff members can help families understand the court process and can answer questions about the status of a case. Family Court staff members cannot give legal advice or interpret court orders. We pledge to protect and preserve the rights of family members-treating all with courtesy, professionalism, and respect.
  • Address Family Court - 1st Floor
    510 South Dillard Street
    6th floor
    Durham, NC 27701
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  • Phone 919-808-3000 Court House Main Number
  • Phone (919) 808-3015 Family Court: main number
  • Phone (919) 808-3221 Custody Mediation Program
  • Durham County Family Court Go to site
  • Durham County Court Services and Information
  • HoursMonday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00pm, but you must arrive before 4:30pm to file a new case.
  • Area(s) Served:Durham community
  • Specific Populations Served:Individuals with an open Durham County domestic or juvenile court case or individuals seeking to file a domestic case in Durham.
  • Fees:The Family Court Office does not charge for case coordination services; however, litigants must pay the North Carolina court filing fees.Custody Mediation services are also provided at no charge to participants.
  • Application Process:Call or visit website for additional information.
  • Documents Required:TBD
  • Eligibility Requirements:Call for more information
  • Application Wait:based availability and schedule
  • Service Wait:varies
  • Payment/Insurance Accepted:self pay
  • ADA Access:yes
  • Transportation:none provided

FAX Numbers

  • (919) 808-3045


  • 8:30 am-5:00 pm M-F
    English and Spanish, translation services available upon request for other language needs
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Record last updated: Jan 10 2024 1:21PM