Santa Clara Family Court in San Jose California

Address and phone number for Santa Clara Family Court, a Court, at Notre Dame Avenue, San Jose CA.


Name
Santa Clara Family Court
Address
99 Notre Dame Avenue, San Jose, California, 95113
Phone
408-882-2900

About the Santa Clara Family Court

The Santa Clara Family Court, located in San Jose, California is a government institution where legal disputes are resolved in accordance with the law. In San Jose Criminal Courts, the government brings a case against a defendant who is accused of breaking the law. In San Jose Civil Courts, the Court settles disputes between citizens that they are unable to resolve on their own.

You may contact the Court for questions about:
  • San Jose court records
  • Case searches and legal documents
  • Appeals and appellate process
  • San Jose court dockets and calendars
  • Background checks
San Jose Court Records

The Santa Clara Family Court maintains records on a wide variety of public court records that are available upon request at the Santa Clara County Courthouse. Interested parties may contact the Santa Clara County Court and request copies of records which may include case documents, court decisions, court records, court dockets and calendars, criminal records and background checks.

About the United States Court System

The Court system in the United States is made up of a Federal Court system and fifty state Court systems. In each system, there are two general types of Courts: Trial Courts and Appellate Courts.

San Jose Trial Court

Trial Courts in San Jose, CA hear cases for the first time. In a Trial Court, both sides of the dispute present evidence to support their version of events, and a jury is usually called on to decide the case. One judge presides over the case in a Trial Court.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Santa Clara County Courts of limited jurisdiction may be limited to hearing only cases involving misdemeanors, small claims, or traffic and other minor violations in California. Courts of limited jurisdiction may also only hear cases on specific subject matter, such as Santa Clara County Probate Courts and Santa Clara County Family Courts.

San Jose Appellate Court

San Jose Appellate Courts hear appeals of decisions reached at Trial Courts in Santa Clara County. No new evidence is presented in Appellate Court. A judge or panel of judges decides the appeal rather than a jury.

Federal Courts in California

In the Federal Court system, District Courts serve as the Trial Courts. In the state Court systems, Trial Courts are further grouped into Courts of general jurisdiction and Courts of limited jurisdiction. Courts of general jurisdiction are Courts that can hear cases of any kind, including felonies. The names for Courts of general jurisdiction vary but are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and may be organized to hear cases within certain geographic areas, such as Santa Clara County.

The Appellate Courts in the Federal Court system consist of twelve Circuit Courts that are organized regionally and the U.S. Supreme Court, which is the highest Court in the country. Appellate Courts at the California state level mirror the Federal structure, with one or more Appellate Courts and a California Supreme Court.

Contact the Santa Clara Family Court

You may contact the San Jose Courthouse by calling the Santa Clara Family Court non-emergency number 408-882-2900, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Santa Clara Family Court, 99 Notre Dame Avenue, San Jose, California, 95113.


Map of Santa Clara Family Court in San Jose California


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