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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.



Washington Circuit Court, 28th Judicial Circuit
Courthouse East Main Street
P.O. Box 289
Abingdon, VA 24210-0289
Phone: (276) 283-6224
Phone: (276) 283-6226
Fax: (276) 676-6218
Court Clerk: Patricia S. Moore; Hours 8am - 5pm


Accomack Circuit Court, 2nd District
P.O. Box 126
13316 Courthouse Avenue
Accomack, VA 23301-0216
Phone: (757) 787-5776 Clerk of Court: Samuel H. Cooper
Fax: (757) 787 - 1849
Email: SHCooper@courts.state.va.us
Office Hours: 9-5


18th District, Alexandria GD
520 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 838-4010 Clerk Of Court: Edward Semonian Jr.
Email: ed.semonian@alexandriava.gov
Office Hours: 9 - 5


Amelia Circuit Court
P.O. Box 2374
Courthouse Square
Amelia, VA 23002-0037
Phone: (804) 561-2128 Clerk of Court: Marilyn Wilson
Fax: (804) 561-6364
Email: MWilson@courts.state.va.us
Office Hours: 8:30- 4:30


Amherst Circuit Court
24th Judicial Circuit
113 Taylor Street
Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: (434) 946-9321 Clerk of Court: Roy C. Mayo III
Fax: (434) 946-9323
Office Hours: 8:30 – 5p.m.


10th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 26
297 Court Street, Suite B
Appomattox, VA 24522-0672
Phone: (434) 352-5275
Fax: (434) 352-2781
Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30


17th Judicial Circuit
1425 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 228-7010 Clerk of Court: Paul F. Ferguson
Email: pferguson@arlingtonva.us
Office Hours: 8am – 4pm

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