Family law is an area of legal practice that is fraught with emotion. At The Law Office of Charles F. Koehler, P.C., our firm works hard to provide individual representation to each family law client. Your case is unique because you are unique. The courts in Loudoun County that deal with family law issues can be a bit confusing. At The Law Office of Charles F. Koehler, P.C., we provide our experience, helping you navigate the challenges of the family courts.
Two Courts in Loudoun County VA for Divorce & Family Issues
In Loudoun County, family law matters are heard by two different courts, depending on the type of case. All divorce cases are handled by the Loudoun County Circuit Court. Cases involving child abuse, foster care, and child-related divorce issues are often handled in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court.
Loudoun County Circuit Court – Divorce Court
The Circuit Court handles uncontested and contested divorce cases. In cases where a divorce case is pending, issues involving child custody, child support, and parenting time are frequently heard in the Circuit Court, rather than transferring them to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. If these issues are related to a closed divorce case, they will remain in the Circuit Court unless the judge issues an order remanding the issue or issues back to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. When a case is transferred from one court to the other, it typically takes around 21 days to complete the transfer.
The Loudoun County Circuit Court is located at 18 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176, on the third floor, in courtrooms 2A – 2E. The Circuit Court maintains hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
20th Judicial District of Virginia - Juvenile & Domestic Relations
Loudoun County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court hears cases related to family law issues, such as:
- Child abuse
- Child neglect
- Foster Care
- Child support obligations (in some cases)
- Disputes related to child custody and child visitation (in some cases), and
- Spousal abuse.
The Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court is also the court that hears family abuse protective order requests. If a preliminary Emergency Protective Order is issued, a full hearing, where both parties are before the judge, is also held in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Loudoun County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court is located in the Loudoun County Courthouse at 18 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA and can be reached at 703-777-0300. This court is open Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Facing a Divorce or have a domestic relations issue in Loudoun County VA?
If you are facing a divorce or have a domestic relations legal issue and are located in Leesburg or Loudoun County, Virginia, contact Charles F. Koehler, respected family law attorney. He knows you may be going through a difficult time and empathizes while providing legal counsel. At the Law Office of Charles F. Koehler, P.C., we provide comprehensive, proactive family law services to our clients. Contact us online or at 703-669-5644 for a free initial consultation.