Dec. 24, 2014
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Unified Family court

Unified Family Court (UFC) is comprised of Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency, Child Support, and Family Law. Its mission is to provide coordinated services to those who have family-related issues in the Court system, strengthen services to the community, and assist and promote healthy families and children. UFC handles divorce, legal separation and nullity; parentage; domestic abuse restraining orders; child, spousal and family support; child custody and visitation; mediation and self-help services; child abuse and neglect; and children’s violations of criminal law.

Departments

FAMILY LAW

Judge Charlotte Walter Woolard, Supervising Judge
400 McAllister St. - Department 405
Court Clerk
(415) 551-3747

Judge Michael I. Begert
400 McAllister St. - Department 403
Court Clerk
(415) 551-3741

Judge Linda Colfax
400 McAllister St. - Department 404
Court Clerk
(415) 551-3744

Judge Anne-Christine Massullo
400 McAllister St. - Department 405
Court Clerk
(415) 551-3747

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

Judge Susan Breall
JJC - Department 3
Court Clerk (415) 682-5203

Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos
JJC - Department 4
Court Clerk (415) 682-5204

DEPENDENCY

Judge Nancy Davis
400 McAllister St. - Department 406
Court Clerk (415) 551-3750

Commissioner Abby Abinanti
Commissioner Catherine Lyons
400 McAllister St. - Department 425 
Court Clerk (415) 551-3759

CHILD SUPPORT IV-D

Commissioner Rebecca L. Wightman
400 McAllister St. - Department 416
Court Clerk (415) 551-3756

Department 416 Telephone Appearance Procedures

FAMILY LAW FACILITATOR

Judy Louie, Director
400 McAllister St. - Room 509
(415) 551-5880

UNIFIED FAMILY COURT SERVICES

Family and Dependency Mediation
Donna Guillory, Manager
400 McAllister St. - Room 402 B
(415) 551-5910

CLERICAL OPERATIONS

Court Supervisor - Office Staff
400 McAllister St. - Room 402
(415) 551-3962

Court Supervisor - Courtroom Clerks
400 McAllister St. - Room 402
(415) 551-3962

Court Supervisor
Delinquency/Traffic
JJC - Room 101
(415) 682-5101

  • Protocol for Implementation of Welfare and Institutions Code Section 241.1
  • Domestic Violence Procedures

    If the person seeking the restraining order and the person against whom the restraining order is sought have minor children in common, court orders may be entered regarding custody and visitation of the children.

    If both parents appear on the date of the court hearing on the request for a restraining order, they will be ordered to participate in a domestic violence-related orientation (even if they recently attended the 3-hour orientation class) and in a mediation conducted by Family Court Services. The mediation and orientation will take place in separate sessions in order to ensure the safety of both parents.

    The mediation will occur between, approximately, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., immediately after orientation. The Court will hear the restraining order application and enter child custody and visitation orders (based on either the parties’ stipulation or after hearing) once the mediation is completed. In some cases, the parties may have to return to Court in the afternoon to have their matter heard.

Contact information

Charlotte Walter Woolard, Supervising Judge
400 McAllister St.
Department 405
San Francisco, CA 94102-4514
(415) 551-3903, (415) 551-3913, (415) 551-3900 - General Information
(415) 551-3747 Court Clerk

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday,
excluding Court holidays.
Directions

juvenile justice Center

375 Woodside Ave., Department 2
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 682-5100
(415) 682-5202 Court Clerk

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday,
excluding Court holidays.
Directions

Calendar Start Times,
Court Reporter Coverage and
Daily Department Schedule

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