Family Court

Kenton Family Court
230 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
Covington, Kentucky 41011

PHONE: (859) 292-6523
FAX: (859) 292-6639

Welcome to Kenton County Family Court. Family Court handles the following types of cases:

Services include:

  • Processing complaints, petitions, and motions
  • Processing of emergency custody petitions .
  • Processing of emergency /interpersonal protection petitions. For information on the ION Center click here.
  • Posting and refunding of bonds click here
  • Collecting filings fees, court costs
  • Processing expungements -(EPO/TIPO)
  • Confirming court dates, time and room (if permitted)
  • Processing appeals
  • Fulfilling copy request (files and audio/video)

We are happy to provide information in person or over the phone, if permitted. However, many family court cases are confidential.  By law in confidential cases, we must confirm by photo ID that you are a party in the case before we disclose any information. Unfortunately because of this requirement we are unable to provide ANY information in confidential cases over the phone.

***Reminder – Our office is prohibited from providing legal advice. You may contact the Northern Kentucky Bar Association (Lawyer Referral Service) @ (859781-1525 or for Civil Cases Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (Civil Legal Assistance) @ (859) 431-8200, or for Criminal Cases the Public Defender’s Office 1-833-385-6054 or contact a private attorney.  There is also a FREE Legal Help Center on the 2nd floor of the Justice Center on Wednesdays from 11 am until 2 pm.