The Office of the Family Law Facilitator is staffed by attorneys who work for the Superior Court. They help you to understand your options and to better represent yourself in family law matters. Services are FREE. They never become your attorney as they can help either side in a case.
There are no attorneys allowed in Small Claims Court. To help you, the Courts provide free Small Claims Advisors, available to both sides in a dispute. The Small Claims Advisor gives legal and procedural information and helps you fill out court forms.
The Santa Cruz Superior Court offers a free Self Help Center (SHC) to assist self represented customers with a variety of basic legal issues. The SHC includes the services of the Family Law Facilitator and the Small Claims Advisor.