Self Help

Self Help Resources

California Courts Online Self-Help Center
http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm

This Web site will help you find assistance and information, work better with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters.

Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California
http://www.courts.ca.gov/13289.htm

Este sitio Web le ayudará a encontrar ayuda e información, trabajar mejor con un abogado y en algunos asuntos legales le ayudará a representarse a sí mismo.

 

The following links provide very general instructions.  There may be additional requirements or procedures to follow for the court you are filing in.

 

Fee Waiver Step by Step Guide: http://www.saclaw.org/pages/fee-waiver.aspx 

 

POS-Mail Step by Step Guide: http://www.saclaw.org/pages/pos-mail.aspx

 

Personal Service: http://www.saclaw.org/pages/personal-service.aspx

 

Stepparent Adoption: http://www.saclaw.org/pages/stepparent-adoption.aspx

 

Screen cast How to Serve Court Papers by Mail: http://www.saclaw.org/uploads/media/pos-mail.htm

 

Personal Service of Court Papers http://www.saclaw.org/uploads/media/personal-service.htm

 

Contra Costa Self Help audio-visual forms www.cc-courthelp.org

 

Guide to Separation and Divorce (sections for kids, teens and parents): www.FamiliesChange.ca.gov
Interactive website just for kids: www.Changeville.ca.gov
You can also access these sites through the California Courts Self Help Center at: www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm or www.legalselfhelp.ca.gov
In Spanish: www.sucorte.ca.gov