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Going to Court
Before Your Court Date

If you have an upcoming court hearing at the Los Angeles County Superior Court located at 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, the Court requires that all parties meet and confer before the court date to settle as many issues as possible.

  • We will schedule an appointment for you to meet with our staff to discuss your case.
  • We will conduct your appointment over the telephone.
  • We will contact you on the date and time listed on the letter that we mail to you.
  • If you have a new or different phone number, please call us immediately at 866-901-3212.
  • If you need to change your pre-court appointment date, please contact us immediately at 866-901-3212.
  • It is vital that we have accurate information that complies with the local court rules (“Rule 5.9”).

Fifteen (15) days prior to your appointment, please provide us with the following:

  1. Completed Income and Expense Declaration (FL-150)
    https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/fl150.pdf
  2. Three most recent paystubs
  3. Most recent copy of your tax returns
  4. Child care verification, including receipts (if applicable); and
  5. Custodial/Visitation Schedule (if available)

Meet and Confer

The court commissioners require that all parties meet and confer with a CSSD representative before their court date.   If an attorney represents a party, that attorney must be present. The parties and/or their attorneys will discuss the case by telephone with the CSSD representative to see if they can come to an agreement about the issues in the case.  If they come to an agreement, the CSSD representative will prepare a stipulation (written legal agreement).  If the court approves the stipulation signed by the parties, the agreement becomes a valid court judgment or order.

If the parties cannot reach an agreement, the CSSD representative will prepare the paperwork for the court to hear the case on the day of the hearing.

The courts are encouraging all parties to appear by telephone for the court hearing.  If you would like to do so, please fill out the FL-679.

https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/fl679.pdf

and email your request and all of the financial documents the office managing your case.

eMail addresses:

CSSD-VanNuys@cssd.lacounty.gov

CSSD-Commerce@cssd.lacounty.gov

CSSD-Pomona@cssd.lacounty.gov

CSSD-SouthLA@cssd.lacounty.gov

CSSD-Torrance@cssd.lacounty.gov

CSSD-AntelopeValley@cssd.lacounty.gov

CSSD-Intergovernmental@cssd.lacounty.gov

 

NOTICE: It is very important that you participate in your telephone appointment. If you do not, the Court may not consider any documents that you did not provide prior to the hearing date OR the court may not even hear your case.  If all issues are resolved prior to the hearing date, you will not need to have a court hearing or go to court.

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