Family Courts

The Family Division of the Eighth Judicial District Court was created in January 1993.  A total of 20 judges preside over family and juvenile cases.

The Family Court helps people with divorce, annulment, child custody, visitation rights, child support, spousal support, community property division, name changes, adoption, and abuse and neglect.

Child Support cases in the Family Court are heard at the Child Support Center of Southern Nevada at 1900 E. Flamingo Road. Please check with your attorney, or with the court, prior to a hearing to confirm its location.

A large portion of cases in the Family Courts are initiated and finalized by parties who do not have the benefit of working with the advice of counsel (pro se).  These individuals rely upon the Family Law Self-Help Center for forms and information about the Family Courts.  While the center does not offer legal advice, a wealth of information is available to pro se litigants.

Family Court off-campus service providers

Family Court on-campus service providers

Representing yourself at Family Court?

View the below videos for helpful information.

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1. Introduction to the video: English Español
2. Introduction to Family Court: J Hoskin English Español
3. Introduction to the Eighth District Rules: J Giuliani English Español
4. Children in Court Proceedings: J Steel English Español
5. Family Mediation Center: Joyce Gallina English Español
6. What is Mediation Like? (Mock Mediation) English Español
7. Motions and Filed Papers: J Duckworth English Español
8. Arguing Your Case: J Henderson English Español
9. What Happens After Your Court Case: J Nathan English Español
10. The Importance of the Final Order: J Nathan English Español
11. Conclusion: J Nathan English Español
12. Additional Helpful Tips: J. Moss English Español
13. Credits: English Español