The Bradenton Courthouse is the the downtown area, on W. Manatee Blvd. The Family law section is on the 3rd floor with everything in one spot the magistrates, mediation and courtrooms. This is a rather new courthouse and is located next door to the historic courthouse.
The Clerk of the court is on the 2nd floor just above security. There is free parking on the street on all four sides of the courthouse for up to 2 hours. If you need more than 2 hours there is a parking garage in front of the building with meters to pay incrementally. There is also another garage one block behind the courthouse where again you pay incrementally. Change is required for all the meters, so bring lots of quarters.