Woodruff Family Law Group

Randolph County


In an effort to comply with the recommendations and directives regarding staff and public health, the Family Court Staff will be maintaining limited office hours and working remotely as much as possible.

Effective immediately, the Family Court Office will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon every business day. We cannot admit anyone into the office at this time, but you can drop off papers or communicate with us via the telephone adjacent to our office. If the office is closed, you can submit papers under the door.

You can reach staff by telephone between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon at 336-328-3293.

You can reach staff by email during normal business hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at:

            Nancy Butler – nancy.m.butler@nccourts.org (Judge Lanier)

            Mike Scearce – michael.d.scearce@nccourts.org (Judges Etheridge and Schmidly)

            Kristin Jones – kristin.m.jones@nccourts.org (Judge Gavin)

We are in the process of rescheduling all domestic cases that have been continued by the court. We appreciate your patience as we try to address each case individually. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about a particular case.


Nancy M. Butler, J.D.

Family Court Administrator
Judicial District 19B

North Carolina Judicial Branch

O 336-328-3292
F  336-328-3184

Justice for all



Family Court will be open at 9:00am on Tuesdays to address the following cases: Returns on Ex Parte Child Custody Orders, TROs, First Appearances on Contempt Motions.

All other cases will be rescheduled.  Family Court is available by phone and email to reschedule your cases.  Please try to limit coming to the Family Court office as much as possible.



Dear Randolph County Custody Clients,

There is an online option for Custody Mediation Orientation. You should avail yourself of this online orientations to continue the process of your case.

***Please follow the link below to complete the self-directed Custody Mediation Orientation.

LINK: https://survey.nccourts.org/1490213386