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Jurisdiction
The Family Division is a separate division maintained by the Superior Court, pursuant to 4 V.I. Code Ann. § 174. There are secured courtrooms and support personnel to provide the child and the family with a facility and an atmosphere that enhances the overall goal of privacy, rehabilitation of the child, and conciliation of the family unit. The Family Division maintains: Domestic Relations Case Files
Domestic relations cases include:
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Annulments
  • Actions relating to the support of relations
  • Custody
  • Visitations
  • Adoptions
  • Paternity Suits
  • Domestic Violence
Juvenile Matters
In accordance with Superior Court Rule 81 (a), the term “child” shall apply to any person under the age of eighteen years. Further, in accordance with Superior Court Rule 81 (b), “Juvenile Causes” shall include any proceeding originating through a complaint to the court alleging that a child is within the jurisdiction of the juvenile and domestic relations division of the court under 4 V.I. Code Ann. § 4. Legal matters involving children include:
  • Delinquency
  • Status offenses
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Guardianships
  • Detention
Probate Matters
Probate matters include the settlement of estates of deceased persons and the associated fiduciary relations. Click here to go to the Probate Division.

The other matters handled by the Family Division include:
  • Guardianships
  • Involuntary commitment
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Family Division
Main Contact
St. Thomas/St. John
Ms. Brenda Monsanto
Court Clerk Supervisor
Alexander A. Farrelly
Justice Center
2nd Floor, South Wing
Room S219
5400 Veteran's Drive
St. Thomas, VI 00802
(340) 774-6680 x6435
St. Croix
Ms. Brenda L. Meyers
Court Clerk Supervisor
R. H. Amphlett Leader
Justice Complex
1st Floor, Room 104
RR1 9000
Kingshill, VI 00850
(340) 778-9750 x6636
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