In civil cases of a domestic relations nature, the Circuit Court has exclusive jurisdiction in divorce and annulment matters including property settlement/equitable distribution of marital assets. Matters involving child support, custody and visitation that are not part of a divorce proceeding may or may not originate in the Circuit Court depending on various factors.
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Cover sheet, the original initiating document (Petition/Complaint) in proper legal format (Rule 3:2 § 8.01) and the filing fee. If you would like service prepared, provide a copy of the document to be served, a cover letter requesting the type of service and the service fee. Get more information on services.Unlike the two District Courts, the Circuit Court does not typically provide “forms” for use by litigants in filing civil suits. Attorneys or pro se parties are to prepare the legal documents needed to file a suit. When filing a civil case in the Circuit Court, the filing party is responsible for ensuring that all pleadings are prepared in accordance with the Code of Virginia and Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Hence, it is strongly recommended that the services of an attorney be employed when filing a civil action at the Circuit Court level.
Effective April 17, 2023, the 20th Judicial Circuit: Loudoun County Local Rules and Procedures (PDF) will rescind and replace June 6, 2022, Loudoun County Circuit Court Resumption of Operations Plan and Order.
View information on Civil Motion’s Day.
View information on how to schedule a hearing.
At this time, we do not accept pleadings by email or fax. You must submit the original document in person or by mail.
View information and instructions on how to look up the status of your case (PDF).
Complete the Change of Address Notice (PDF) and submit in person or by mail. Put your case number on the document. If you do not know it, you can look up your case online.
An order signed by a judge must be entered before the bond can be released. The order should state the amount of the bond and name, address and telephone number to whom the bond should be released.
Bankruptcy, including the appointment of a receiver, would occur in the Federal Bankruptcy Court in Alexandria.
View procedure for requesting a court appointed interpreter for a civil hearing.
Neither the Circuit Court nor the Clerk’s Office is able to provide a transcript of a hearing. If a transcript is needed, one or both of the parties would need to hire a court reporter. Get more information on how to get an audio recording of the hearing.
Get information on appealing your case.
Reference Virginia Code § 16.1-106.1
View information on filing for an uncontested divorce.
The filing fee is $86. You will need to file a Petition and Order to Amend a Death Certificate (PDF). Please refer to Virginia Code § 32.1-269.1 (D).
If the petitioner was born in Virginia, the request will be made to the State Registrar. If the birth certificate is from another state, you will need to petition in the jurisdiction where you or your child resides. A petition and order will need to be filed, along with the filing fee. See VA Code §32.1-261, §32.1-269 .
Submit an original Request for Subpoena Deuces Tecum (PDF) + 1 copy per party. The fees are below.
Submit an original Request for Witness Subpoena (PDF). The fees are below.
Requests will be filed with the VA Department of Health. If the request is denied, a petition will be filed in Circuit Court. The filing fee is $86.00 and $12.00 service fee.