Virginia's Judicial System

Louisa Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

16th Judicial District of Virginia

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Toni P. Seay


Phone: (540) 967-5337
Fax: (540) 967-1914

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 452
Cunningham Bldg
314 West Main Street
Louisa, VA 23093-0452


  • Hon. Deborah S. Tinsley, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Areshini Pather, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Gilbert H. Berger
  • Hon. Peter K. Griffith
  • Hon. Barbara G. Lowe
  • Hon. Ronald L. Morris

Court Schedule

Adult Criminal (2nd Monday, 2nd & 3rd Friday)
   9:00 a.m., First calls/arraignments, reviews, motions, trials
   1:30 p.m., Lengthy trials

CHINS (Services & Supervision) (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesday)
   9:00 a.m.- Noon, First calls, reviews, trials

Juvenile Criminal/Traffic (1st Friday and 4th Monday)
   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., First calls, reviews, trials
   1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Lengthy Trials

Custody/Visitation (1st, 3rd & 4th Mon., 2nd & 4th Tues,, 3rd 
Thurs., 2nd Fri.)
   9:00 a.m., First returns and reviews
   10:00 a.m., GAL reports and uncontested hearings
   1:30 p.m., Contested hearings

Abuse/Neglect, Foster Care (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesday)
   1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

DCSE Support (4th Friday)
   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., First calls, motions, agreements, 
   1:30 p.m., Contested hearings

Direct Support (2nd Friday & 4th Monday)
   9:00 a.m. - Noon, First calls, returns, reviews, trials
   1:30 p.m., Contested hearings

Continuance Policy

A Continuance Request Form must be submitted. First continuance request (per case) may be granted/approved by the Clerk. Any subsequent continuance requests will be given to Judge to approve or deny. Contact the Court for further information and/or assistance.