February 2, 2023
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
Don R. Franchi
Family Law Judge
Department 15
Courtroom 7C
(650) 261-5115
Dept15@sanmateocourt.org
Sharon K. Cho
Family Law Judge
Department 25
Courtroom 7D
(650) 261-5125
Dept25@sanmateocourt.org
Renee C. Reyna
Family Law Judge
Department 16
Courtroom 6A
(650) 261-5116
Dept16@sanmateocourt.org
Rosendo Padilla, Jr.
Family Law Commissioner
Department 32
Courtroom 4C
(650) 261-5132
Dept32@sanmateocourt.org

ZOOM CREDENTIALS - DCSS, DVPA/TRO AND FIREARM RELINQUISHMENT CALENDARS ONLY
(SEE ABOVE FOR DIRECT CALENDAR DEPARTMENTS)
Domestic Violence Prevention Act-Temporary Restraining Order
  • If the matter proceeds to a hearing, the hearing may be conducted remotely or in-person. Personal appearance is not required of counsel and/or parties if the matter will proceed on the hearing date unless the Court orders otherwise.
  • The moving party is expected to prepare a Proposed Order prior to the hearing and provide it to the Court for consideration (Orders will need to be completed before they leave the courtroom)
  • Prior to a hearing, the standard admonishments will be presented to the parties. Parties will have the opportunity to view the admonishment video outside the courtroom or to read it in advance. Parties will be asked to confirm on the record that they have seen and understand the admonishment.
  • The public may call (650) 298-5758 to obtain assistance regarding remote appearances. The telephone line will be open 30 minutes before the start of a court hearing and will remain open for the duration of the court session.
Department Hearing Credentials
DCSS Calendar
(Department of Child Support Services)

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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
Firearm Relinquishment Calendar

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

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