Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

To assist in the implementation of this Mission, the Clerk's Office of the Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court is strongly committed to ensuring that all of the agencies, attorneys and citizens who interact with the court, regardless of the reason for such interaction, are provided prompt and courteous services; given complete and accurate responses to their questions and concerns; and are treated with dignity and respect.​

​​​​​​​​​The Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court handles cases involving juveniles and adults involved in disputes concerning support, visitation, parentage or custody of a child and offenses against members of their own family. This court also handles foster care. Associated with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court is a court service unit which serves the court and facilitates the rehabilitation or treatment of those who come before the court.

The Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court staff is available to answer general questions and to assist you as you do business with the Court.

However, they cannot give you legal advice. Furthermore, they are not responsible for the content of documents submitted to the Court or for ensuring that the parties comply with the filing requirements.

Please consult a private attorney if you feel you need assistance in preparing documents or pleadings, guidance on the filing requirements, and/or other legal assistance.

Confidentiality:

Correspondence with the Courts' staff will be considered public information. Such communications are neither confidential nor protected by any privilege. All correspondence with the court shall be in writing. Correspondence can be mailed or faxed to the court.  The court's fax number is 757-385-5683.  The court does not accept e-mail correspondence. 

JUDGES

Honorable Tanya Bullock, Chief Judge
Honorable Deborah Vatidis Bryan
Honorable Deborah L. Rawls
Honorable Deborah M. Paxson
Honorable Winship C. Tower
Honorable Randall M. Blow
Honorable Philip C. Hollowell

CLERK of COURT

Pamela D. Scott​​​​​​​​​​​​​​