Order a File and Records
Family Law Records are either stored at the Family Court or at an off-site facility. If a file is stored off-site, it may be ordered using the online file request system.
Case numbers beginning with the following are located at the courthouse and do not have to be pre-ordered:
- 12AD, 13AD, 14AD, 15AD
- 09FL, 10FL, 11FL, 12FL, 13FL, 14FL, 15FL
- 14DV, 15DV
- 14CP, 15CP
- 12FS, 13FS, 14FS, 15FS
If you do not know your case number, then you may look it up using the court's public access site.
A request for copies of documents must be submitted in person. If you are unable to come to the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse, you may have a friend, family member, or private copy service obtain copies for you.
Cases under the Uniform Parentage Act are confidential and can only be viewed by the parties named in the case or their attorneys. Exception: If written consent is provided by one of the parties authorizing a person not named in the file to view the case file.
Due to the strict laws regarding the confidentiality of adoption files, individuals who have been adopted are not permitted to see their adoption records without an order of the court. The following forms packet is used to request an order:
There are various fees that could be incurred when requesting copies, in addition to any fees charged by a private copy service.
Request a Court File Online
Older files that are not stored at the courthouse must be ordered from an off-site storage facility using our online court file request process.