April 15, 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

Click on a Judge's name to link to their remote appearance information and their department's procedures.

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 Zoom Video/Computer Audio Information Zoom Phone-Only
DCSS Calendar https://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 875 8836 4831
Password: AisW6YxBU3
Phone number: 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 875 8836 4831
Password: 0675835069
DVPA Calendar https://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 885 8627 3272
Password: AisW6YxBU3
Phone number: 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 885 8627 3272
Password: 5792939585
Backup DVPA Calendar https://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 832 8285 3271
Password: AisW6YxBU3
Phone number: 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 832 8285 3271
Password: 8291826964

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