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Appeals

If the amount of the dispute is $25,000.00 or less, the action is a limited civil case. If the amount of the dispute is over $25,000 or does not involve money, the matter is an unlimited civil case.

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Civil

If the amount of the dispute is $25,000.00 or less, the action is a limited civil case. If the amount of the dispute is over $25,000 or does not involve money, the matter is an unlimited civil case.

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Collaborative Courts

Collaborative or “problem solving” Courts are specialized court tracks that address underlying issues that may be present in the lives of persons who come before the court on criminal, juvenile, or dependency matters.

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Collections

Failure to Appear or Pay Failure to resolve your traffic ticket by the due date may result in a $300.00 civil assessment fee being imposed Penal Code §1214.1, in addition to the original bail.

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Court Reporter Interpreter Services

Court Reporter and Interpreter Services (CRIS) is part of the Operations Support Division. Our Mission Statement is to serve the court and community through the preservation of the official court record.

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Criminal

Criminal Operations Departments handle misdemeanor and felony criminal matters. Charging documents consist of Citations, Complaints, Informations and Grand Jury Indictments.

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Family Court Services

Family Court Services provides mediation and investigation services to families in Orange County. Specially trained Court Mediators are available to work with families in an effort to resolve issues related to the custody of their children.

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FAMILY

The Family Law Unit handles cases in which people are ending a marriage or registered domestic partnership, identifying a child’s legal parents, determining custody and visitation issues, establishing establishing or enforcing child and spousal support or dealing with domestic violence or elder abuse issues.

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Grand Jury

The California Grand Jury is unique in its function and selection process compared to other juries, including petit and trial juries and federal grand juries. Each county is required by law to impanel a body of 23 or 19 members, depending on county population, to serve for a term of one year.

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Jury Services

Jury staff of the superior courts do not ask past or prospective jurors for information regarding credit card, bank account information and Social Security numbers. Please do not provide this type of information to anyone claiming to be associated with Jury Services.

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Juvenile

Lamoreaux Justice Center is a full security building and no cameras or other recording devices are permitted. Please follow this link for additional general information: http://www.occourts.org/location

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Probate/Mental Health

The Probate/Mental Health Unit handles a variety of cases, including cases related to probate, mental health, and civil. For more information on cases processed in this unit, please see the list at the bottom of this page.

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Small Claims

Small Claims court is a special court where disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. Please make your selection from the group of buttons below.

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Traffic & Infractions

The Superior Court of California, County of Orange Traffic Divisions process traffic and minor offense violations filed by law enforcement agencies within Orange County. If you wish to see a judge, you must click here to "Reserve a court date."

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