Patricia Reyes Batley, Clerk of Court
Phone: (804) 646-2942
Fax: (804) 646-6103
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed for State and Federal Holidays
Richmond J&DR District Court
1600 Oliver Hill Way, Suite C-181
Richmond, VA 23219
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Custody, Visitation & Support
Individuals seeking to file for custody, visitation or support should report to the Court Service Unit, Intake Office to complete a DC-511 (Petition). Walk in-appointments are available Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Report to Clerk's Office
Report to ﬁle your petition(s).
Pay the $25 custody/visitation ﬁling fee, and $12 Sheriff’s fee per service for spousal support or additional witnesses.
If you cannot afford the fees, you may petition the Court to waive the cost of ﬁling your petition.
Filing to First Hearing
- Within 2 to 4 weeks of ﬁling, the Clerk’s Oﬃce will process your petition(s) and send out a summons as to your court date, via the Sheriﬀ’s.
- If your case is appropriate for mediation, you may be contacted by the Court’s Mediator.
o If an agreement can be reached through mediation, you will not need to appear in court, the Clerk’s Office will mail you your final order.
- At the first hearing,
o At that time, you may leave with a final order.
o If there are circumstances which require an additional hearing, your case will be continued to a contested hearing on the Court’s docket.
o Other events which may occur at the ﬁrst hearing
o A Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) may be appointed for a child or a party◦Note: You may be ﬁnancially obligated to pay.
Re-referral to mediation
Order to attend a mandatory parent education seminar
Substance abuse screening