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Santa Clarita Superior Court : Santa Clarita Divorce Court

Okay, I know you are looking for the Santa Clarita divorce court because you live in Santa Clarita and want to file for divorce.

Here’s the thing. The Santa Clarita Superior Court does not handle family law or divorce!

What? Really? Yep, seriously. As large as our town has become, we have never had a family law court that could handle divorce.

Up until about 2 years ago, if you lived in Santa Clarita and wanted to file for divorce, you had to go down to San Fernando Superior Court. Now, we have to go to Chatsworth Superior Court to file our divorce cases.

Not only do we not have family law, but they also took away Civil and Traffic. All these issues are now handled in Chatsworth. The only thing we have left here in Santa Clarita Superior Court is criminal court.

When I worked for the courts (at the time in Downtown Central division and San Fernando) the court supervisors would tell us that Santa Clarita is what keeps them busy as far as divorce case filings are concerned. And I can vouch for that. I was the one working for the family law judges, approving (or should I say rejecting) the final divorce judgments for the court.

I saw divorce case after divorce case coming out of Santa Clarita. It is crazy how many divorce cases come out of Santa Clarita. Just my little company alone, we file about 20 divorce cases per month for people living right here in Santa Clarita.

I guess we should just be glad that we don’t have to go all the way down to Downtown Los Angeles to file our divorce cases. The branch courts, such as Chatsworth, are there simply for convenience so I guess we should be thankful.

If you want to file for divorce, we can help. Give us a call and we can provide a free phone consultation and assist you with your Santa Clarita divorce.

Tim Blankenship – who has written posts on Divorce 661.