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Where to Find Help

UPDATED September 22, 2009

Courthouse Locations


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order.  (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.)  At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file.  If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice.  You will also find links to online forms at our VA Download Court Forms page. For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization. You can find links to both types of organizations on our VA Where to Find Help page.



27th Judicial Circuit
129 Davis Street
PO BOX 130
Independence, VA 24348-0280
Phone: (276) 773-2321
Fax: (276) 773-3338
Court Clerk: Susan M. Herrington; Hours 8am - 5pm

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Circuit Court
Fifth Judicial Circuit
17122 Monument Circle
Isle of Wight, VA 23397
Phone: (757) 365-6233
Fax: (757) 357-9086
Clerk of Court: Sharon N. Jones; Hours 9am - 5pm

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