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Self-Help Center / Family Law Facilitator Schedule

Walk-in Legal Clinic

We offer a Walk-In Legal Clinic Monday through Thursday mornings from 8:30 am to 11:30 am on the 3rd Floor Atrium of the Courthouse Annex located at 1035 Palm St. in San Luis Obispo and also at the Paso Robles Courthouse located at 901 Park St. Room 112. Our office helps people on a first come first serve basis, so please arrive early.

If you need to schedule an appointment, you must come to our walk-in legal clinic to schedule an appointment.

The Family Law Facilitator / Self-Help Center offers help in the following types of issues:

  • Divorce
  • Child Support Orders
  • Spousal Support Orders
  • Response to Department of Child Support Services case
  • Response to Request for Order
  • Establish a legal parent and child relationship when there is no marriage
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Start or Terminate a Guardianship
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
  • Name Change / Gender Change

Workshops

The Family Law Facilitator / Self-Help Center offers the following workshops:

  • #1 Divorce Workshop to Start or Respond to a Case
  • #2 Child Support, Custody and/or Visitation Workshop to Establish or Modify Child Support, Custody and/or Visitation Orders

Description of Family Law Workshops:

 

#1 Divorce Workshop to Start or Respond to a Case:  In the first 90 minutes of our Divorce Workshop, we will provide an overview that includes the steps necessary to start or respond to a divorce case, what forms to complete, where to file the legal documents, how to give the documents to the other party and more.  We will also explain legal terms like legal custody, child support and more.  If you need assistance to start or respond to a divorce case, you must attend this workshop.

#2 Child Support, Custody and/or Visitation Workshop to Modify Child Support, Custody and/or Visitation Orders: In the first 90 minutes of our Child Support, Custody and Visitation Workshop, we will provide an overview that includes the steps necessary to establish or modify child support custody and/or visitation orders, what forms to complete, where to file your legal documents, how to give the documents to the other party and more.  We will also explain legal terms like legal custody, physical custody and more.  Attendance at this Workshop requires that you already have a family law or child support case filed with the court.  If you need assistance to request or modify child support, custody and/or visitation orders, you must attend this workshop.
 
After the overview is completed, we will give some time to work on forms and ask general questions.  We will gladly give neutral information.  The Workshop is a group session so you must arrive on time.  You do not need an appointment to attend the workshop, however space is limited so we may need to reschedule you.  No children are allowed.
 
If you have substantial assets or debts and/or serious disagreements about child custody or visitation issues you should seek the advice of an attorney before you attempt to proceed on your own.
 

Workshop Locations:

 
  • San Luis Obispo: Court Support Services 1120 Mill St. Ste. A, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Paso Robles: Paso Robles Courthouse 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA

Workshop Time:

 
All Workshops start promptly at 1:30 pm.

Divorce - Start or Respond to a Case Workshop Schedule:

 
February Dates Location
Tues Feb 2 Paso Robles
Wed Feb 10 San Luis Obispo
Tues Feb 16 Paso Robles
Wed Feb 24 San Luis Obispo
March Dates Location
Tues March 1 Paso Robles
Wed March 9 San Luis Obispo
Tues March 15 Paso Robles
Wed March 23 San Luis Obispo
Tues March 29 Paso Robles

 

Child Support, Custody and/or Visitation to Obtain or Modify Orders Workshop Schedule:

 

February Dates Location
Wed Feb 3 San Luis Obispo
Tues Feb 9 Paso Robles
Wed Feb 17 San Luis Obispo
Tues Feb 23 Paso Robles
March Dates Location
Wed March 2 San Luis Obispo
Tues March 8 Paso Robles
Wed March 16 San Luis Obispo
Tues March 22 Paso Robles
Wed March 30 San Luis Obispo
Due to limited staff resources we do not offer any phone hours.

Closed Holidays

The Court will be closed on Holidays.