Alameda County Self-Help and Family Law Services

Drop in Assistance
Drop-in assistance is suspended until further notice.
How to Receive Services (Intake)
Self-Help Center & Family Law Facilitator's Office Phone Number: (510) 272-1393:
Phone hours: Monday - Thursday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Live Chat hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

24405 Amador Street
Hayward Hall of Justice
Hayward, CA 94544
United States

(510) 272 - 1393
Areas Served
Alameda County
Who We Are

Self Help Centers can help with filing paperwork and understanding court processes. Self Help Center staff do not give legal advice or representation. This is a good option for someone representing themselves in court, and in situations where legal aid cannot help.

A family law facilitator is a lawyer with experience in family law who works for the superior court in your county to help parents and children for free. They can give you information on establishing paternity as well as child, spousal, and partner support orders. They can also help with filling out court forms, figuring out support amounts, and referrals to other organizations that help parents and children.

The Center provides workshops, information about the law, and instructions on the forms and procedures you need to use in your case, but the center does not give legal adivce. The Center helps with the following concerns:


  • Family Law

  • Unlawful Detainers (Eviction) 

  • Name Changes

  • Child Support

  • Small Claims

  • Guardianships

  • Custody/Visitation

  • General Civil Action (Limited Service)

  • Family Law Clinics - Spanish

  • Restraining Orders: Civil Harassment, Domestic Violence & Elder Abuse

This organization provides access aids for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
Other Accessibility Information
For any questions about services, accessibility, forms and workshops, please call (510) 272-1393, Monday­-Thursday 2:00PM-4:00PM

Community Groups
Medicaid Eligible
Mentally Ill
Over 60
Person living with HIV/AIDS
Person with Disabilities
Related to person living with HIV/AIDS
Survivor of Domestic Violence
U.S. Citizen or Documented Immigrant
Under 18
Information Reviewed On
Organization Type
Court Programs
Spoken Languages
Spanish / Español
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