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Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
Responsibilities & Services
The Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court:
  • Hears cases concerning marital relations where laws have been violated
  • Hears cases involving custody, support, control, or placement of neglected, abandoned, or delinquent children
  • Hears criminal cases involving juveniles

About the Clerk
The clerk of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court is appointed by the judges of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court for an indefinite term. The clerk is responsible for the administration of the court and the clerk's office. This office:
  • Issues show cause orders for those not making support payments
  • Issues summonses
  • Prepares and dockets all cases for the Court

The 15th District Court Service Unit
The 15th District Court Service Unit provides intake, probation, after care, counseling, and mediation services to juveniles.

Judges
  • Hon. Gerald F. Daltan, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Julian W. Johnson, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Phillip U. Fines
  • Hon. Shannon O. Hoehl
  • Hon. Patricia Kelly
  • Hon. R. Michael McKenney
  • Hon. David F. Peterson

Court Schedule

COURTROOM A

Criminal/Delinquency

2nd & 3rd Mon., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
1st & 2nd Wed., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
3rd Wed., 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Thurs., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
1st & 3rd Fri., 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Adult Arraignment
3rd Wed., 9:00 a.m.
1st, 3rd & 4th Fri., 9:00 a.m.

Juvenile Arraignment
3rd Wed., 10:00 a.m.
1st, 3rd & 4th Fri., 10:00 a.m.

Traffic
2nd & 3rd Mon., every Wed., every Thurs., 1st & 3rd Fri.

DSS
Every 3rd Tuesday

DCSE
1st & 2nd Tues., 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Civil (Custody/Visitation/Paternity/Non-DCSE
1st, 4th & 5th Mon.
4th & 5th Tues.
Every 2nd Friday

COURTROOM B

DSS
Every 1st Wednesday
Civil (Custody/Visitation/Paternity/Non-DCSE
Mon., Wed., & Thurs.
1st & 2nd Tues.
1st & 3rd Fri.

Continuance Policy
Continuance granted pursuant to Rules of Court. Written motion to be filed with the court.

Contact Information
Jim Thompson
Clerk
Email

Judicial Center
1300 Courthouse Rd.
Stafford, VA 22554
Map

Ph: (540) 658-8775

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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