Peter L. Spinetta Family Law Center

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751 Pine Street, Martinez CA 94553

For directions and a map to the court, click here.

Court Houses open to the public at 8:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM. Monday through Friday except on court holidays. (Security will not allow early or late entry.)

Filing Clerk windows open to the public at 8:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM.

Reception Desk is open from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Family Law Facilitator assistance is available 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.  Appointments are limited so plan to arrive early and be prepared to wait.


Building Exterior

The Peter L. Spinetta Family Law Center is the new home of all family law-related courtrooms and offices in Martinez. Every effort has been made to ensure that the facility is accessible, convenient and user friendly. The Law Center is located at 751 Pine Street.

  Family Law Center
Family Law security    


Everyone entering the Law Center must go through a security check to help make sure that everyone in the building is safe at all times.


Triage Desk

Inside the Law Center, a staff person will welcome you and direct you to where you need to go to conduct your court business.  In appropriate cases, you may be referred to a court attorney (family law facilitator) who is available Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM to answer question and provide procedural information for persons who are representing themselves in court.  It is open from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

  Family Law Help Desk

Window #9

This window is also where people can submit a request for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, and submit a request for emergency orders (called ex parte, which means "one side only – in absence of the other side").


Filing Windows

The Family Law filing counter is located just inside the building, on the left. The Family Law staff accepts all filings in family law cases, and accepts payment of family law filing fees.  Clerk windows open to the public at 8:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM.

  Family Law Filing Window