October 24, 2021
Family Law Direct Calendaring

In January 2003, the court adopted a direct calendaring system which benefits Family Law Party or Parties and attorneys by ensuring consistency in the handling of their cases. Upon the initial filing of a Family Law Petition or Case, the case will be randomly assigned to a specific judicial department. Hearing dates for the initial Request For Order (RFO), Order to Show Cause(OSC) or Notice of Motion will be set through the Family Law Clerk's Office on an OSC calendar in the assigned department. The various judicial departments will thereafter be responsible for the setting of hearing dates for most matters through trial.

Family Law Department Judges

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Southern Branch
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
Sean P. Dabel
Family Law Judge
Department 26
Courtroom 6A
(650) 261-5126
Dept26@sanmateocourt.org
Don R. Franchi
Family Law Judge
Department 15
Courtroom 7C
(650) 261-5115
Dept15@sanmateocourt.org
Rachel Holt
Family Law Judge
Department 14
Courtroom 7D
(650) 261-5114
Dept14@sanmateocourt.org
 

ZOOM CREDENTIALS - DCSS AND DVPA/TRO CALENDARS ONLY
(SEE ABOVE FOR DIRECT CALENDAR DEPARTMENTS)
Department Hearing Credentials
DCSS Calendar
(Department of Child Support Services)

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Dial in:
Phone Number: +1 (669) 254-5252
Meeting ID: 160 347 0973
Password: 204989
DVPA Calendar
(Domestic Violence/Temporary Restraining Order)

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Phone Number: +1 (669) 254-5252
Meeting ID: 160 496 1372
Password: 412529
Backup DVPA Calendar (Backup Domestic Violence/Temporary Restraining Order Calendar)

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Phone Number: +1 (669) 254-5252
Meeting ID: 161 455 7578
Password: 796917

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