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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.


New Castle

Craig Circuit Court
25th Judicial Circuit
PO BOX 185, Courthouse, 303 Main Street
New Castle, VA 24127- 0185
Phone: (540) 864-6141
Fax: (540) 864-7471
Court Clerk: Peggy A. Bostic and hours: 9-5

New Kent

9th District, New Kent GD
P.O. Box 98
12001 New Kent Highway
New Kent, VA 23124-0098
Phone: (804) 966-9520
Fax: (804) 966-9528
Clerk of Court Karen A. Butler; Hours 8:30am - 4:30pm

Newport News

7th Judicial Circuit
Newport News Circuit Court
2500 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607-4307
Phone: (757) 926-8561
Fax: (757) 926-8531
Hours 8am - 4:45pm


4th Judicial Circuit
1400 St. Pauls Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 664-4850
Fax: (757) 683-2219
Email: GSchaefer@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: George E. Schaefer; hours 8:45am - 4:45pm


11th Judicial Circuit
Nottoway, VA 23955
Phone: (434) 645-9043
Fax: (434) 645-2201
Email: jlbrown@courts.va.us
Clerk: Jane L. Brown; hours 8:30am - 4:30pm

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