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Family Court Services

Consistent with the spirit of California law, Family Court Services provides the residents of Kern County with an array of services for families involved in Family Court and Probate Court matters.


The mission of Family Court Services is to serve the families of Kern County with the development of the best possible solution for difficult family transitions in a timely, professional, and ethical manner.

Helpful Hints

  1. Be prepared by having your case number ready when calling Family Court Services.

  2. All Family Court Services cases are confidential. In order to ensure the privacy, we require proof of identification.

  3. It is the responsibility of the parties to make prior arrangements for their appointments by calling at least 1 business day before. Voice messages will be accepted.

  4. Attorneys and new spouses/partners are NOT permitted to attend mediation appointments.

  5. The use of audio or visual recording devices of any type is NOT allowed during mediation.

  • Family Court Mediation

    Confidential & Non-Recommending Services

  • Dependency Mediation

    For Juvenile Court

  • Professional & Non-Professional Supervised Visits

  • Probate Investigations

    Conservatorship & Guardianship

  • Family Court Investigations

  • Complaint Process

    Family Court Services takes all customer complaints seriously. You are encouraged to notify the Family Court Services Manager of your complaint as early as possible.

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