Virginia's Judicial System

King William Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

9th Judicial District of Virginia

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Cheryln D. Carter


Phone: (804) 769-4946
Fax: (804) 769-4940

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


351 Courthouse Lane, Suite 206
King William, VA 23086-0146

Appropriate dress is required.

--The following items are not allowed in the courthouse:

weapons of any kind; contraband; hazardous materials;

outside food and beverage; cell phones or other electronic devices

(unless necessary for a court hearing, and with the Judge's permission);

purses and/or bags.

All persons entering the building are subject to

search, arrest, and forfeiture


  • Hon. Holly B. Smith, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Wade A. Bowie, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Cressondra B. Conyers
  • Hon. George C. Fairbanks IV

Court Schedule

2nd & 4th Tuesday:
   9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Preliminary Hearing for 
   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Contested Custody/Visitation hearing 
   and DSS
   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Contested Custody/Visitation and DSS
3rd Tuesday:
   9:00 a.m., Mediation for Custody/Visitation
2nd, 4th, & 5th Monday:
   8:30 a.m., Adult & Juvenile Arraignments
   9:00 a.m., Traffic & Protective Orders
   9:30 a.m., Adult & Juvenile Criminal Trials
   10:30 a.m., Adult & Juvenile Dispositions
   11:00 a.m., Custody/Visitation (contested)
   1:30 p.m., Foster Care/Abuse/Neglect/Child Dependency Cases
3rd Monday
   Child Support & Spousal Support

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted on a case by case basis, but are generally discouraged to ensure timely hearings.