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Limited Parking at Juvenile Justice Center

The County of Kern is installing solar panels in the parking lot of Public Health. This will impact parking at the Juvenile Justice Center. 

Family Law

Family Law Division

Family Law Refers to actions regarding marital relationships, relationships between parents and children, and violence between family members.

The Family Law Department handles the following legal issues:
  • Divorce, Legal Separation, Nullity
  • Parentage
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support, Spousal Support, Family Support
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Elder Abuse
Information regarding Dependency, Delinquency or Traffic citations/minor offenses regarding children under the age of 18 is located in Juvenile
Guardianship of a Minor is processed in Probate

    Divorce In California

    Family Law Resources


    Contact Information
    Bakersfield 1921 19th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 661-322-0931 24 Hour Hotline 661-327-1091
    Lamont Clinica Sierra Vista 8787 Hall Road Lamont, CA 661-845-3731
    Taft Alpha House P.O. Box 712 Taft, CA 93268 24 Hour Hotline 661-763-4357
    Alliance Against Family Violence Sexual Assault 1921 19th St. Bakersfield, CA 93301 661-322-0931 Hotline: 661-327-1091
    Bakersfield Homeless Center 661-322-9199
    California Family and Domestic Violence Referral Directory  
    California Partnership to End Domestic Violence  
    Family Justice Center 2101 Oak Street Bakersfield, CA. 93301 661-868-8410
    Family Law Facilitator of Kern County

    Monday Thursday, 8:00am-4:00pm

    Friday, 8:00am 12:00pm

    1215 Truxtun Avenue, 1st Floor

    Bakersfield, CA 93301

    The Family Law Facilitator provides one-on-one assistance to unrepresented parties in family law matters.

    The Women's Center-High Desert, Inc. 134 South China Lake Blvd. Ridgecrest, CA, 93555 760-371-1969 24 Hour Rape Hotline 760-375-0745

    Learn more about Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

    Child support is the amount of money that a court orders a parent or both parents to pay every month to help pay for the support of the child (or children) and the child’s living expenses.  Click on the button below for more information.

    Overview of Child Support

    Spousal support (also known as alimony) is a court ordered payment from one spouse or domestic partner to help cover the other’s monthly expenses. In California, when it is between married persons, support is called spousal support. It’s called domestic partner support between domestic partners.  Click on the button below for more information.

    Overview of Spousal Support

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