Welcome to the Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish, which is located on the fourth floor of the 19th Judicial District Courthouse. Four judges preside over the Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish. The Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish has jurisdiction over certain matters, including divorces, community property division, spousal support, child visitation, child custody, child support, and domestic violence.
While it is never advisable for individuals to represent themselves in court, the reality is that more than 50% of the individuals appearing in the Family Court appear without an attorney. The Self Help Resource Center serves as a starting point for individuals who seek to resolve legal issues in the Family Court on their own as a result of their inability to retain an attorney or qualify for free legal services.