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Self-Help Center / Family Law Facilitator Schedule

Family Law Workshops

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

  • Divorce – Start or Respond to a Case
  • Request for Order Regarding Child Custody and Visitation

To schedule a family law workshop appointment you must call (805) 788-2491 Monday through Thursday 8 am to 4 pm.  All scheduled workshop appointments will take place at the Courthouse in Paso Robles located at 901 Park Street, Room 112 or at Court Support Services located at 1120 Mill St., Ste. A in San Luis Obispo.

Description of Family Law Workshops:

 
Divorce Workshop – 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.
 
Request for Order Workshop – Regarding Child Custody and Visitation: In the first 90 minutes of our Request for Order workshop, we will provide an overview that includes the steps necessary to request or modify child 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 Request for Order 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 custody and/or visitation orders, you must attend this workshop.
 
In the remaining time of our self-help workshop, we will give some time to work on forms and ask general questions.  We will gladly give neutral information.  Please note that space is limited and 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.

Appointments

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

  • Finish 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

We offer appointments in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.  All scheduled appointments will take place at the Courthouse in Paso Robles located at 901 Park Street, Room 112 or at Court Support Services located at 1120 Mill St., Ste. A in San Luis Obispo.

Closed Holidays

The Court will be closed on Holidays.