If you are unable to come into the Self-Help Center, you may access legal forms online.
547 Market Street
Colusa, CA 95932
The Family Law Facilitator is an attorney who can help you to represent yourself in child support and family law matters. The Facilitator provides assistance to self-represented litigants (parties to a lawsuit who do not have an attorney) in handling their child and spousal support cases. You can get help with an existing case or in starting a case. The Facilitator can help you select the proper legal forms and provide instructions for completing, serving and filing documents with the clerk's office. If you need to go to court to present your case to a judge or commissioner, you will present your case alone.
The Family Law Facilitator is not your attorney. There is no attorney-client relationship between you and the Family Law Facilitator. The facilitator can equally help you and the other party (for example, your former spouse, the parent of your child, etc.). Anyone is welcome to ask for help from the facilitator. The Facilitator provides information and explains options without giving legal advice. If you want help with case strategy, you should consult with your own attorney for legal advice. When you speak with the Family Law Facilitator, your conversation is not private or confidential.
The Family Law Facilitator’s Office/Self-Help Center provides you assistance in the following areas of law:
- Divorce, Legal Separation, & Annulment.
- Domestic Violence.
- Child Custody & Visitation.
- Child and Spousal Support.
- Change of Venue.
- Civil Harassment.
- Step-Parent Adoptions.
- Name Change.
Visit the website for a list of what the family law facilitator can and cannot help with and what to bring with you.