Contra Costa County Family Law Facilitator


751 Pine Street
Self-Help Desk
Martinez, CA 94553
United States

Areas Served
Contra Costa County
Who We Are
The Family Law Facilitator's offices offer assistance with the completion of legal forms and provides procedural guidance in most areas of Family Law, including: child support, spousal support, child custody, visitation, dissolution, legal separation, nullity, establishment of paternity, ex parte (emergency) and domestic violence restraining orders.
No income eligibility requirements.
At this time, no assistance is available for civil harassment restraining orders, contempt proceedings, qualified domestic relations orders for other than child support, adoptions, minor emancipations, or Code of Civil Procedure 170.6.
The Family Law Facilitators can:
Help file papers to modify child support, set payment on arrears and release your license if you have a case with the department of child support services 
Provide referrals to lawyer referral services, legal aid and the department of child support services 
Help file papers to get child care costs, health insurance and uninsured medical costs in your department of child support services case 
Refer you to a workshop for assistance in child custody and visitation matters 
Refer you to a workshop where you can get help with finishing your divorce or legal separation case 
Refer you to a workshop where you can get help with your paternity case 
Refer you to a workshop if you need help filing papers for spousal support 
The Family Law Facilitators cannot:
Help with adoptions, guardianships, termination of parental rights, grandparent or stepparent visitation or juvenile court cases
Help you prepare for settlement conference, case management conference or trial
Help with name change, civil or criminal cases (including bankruptcy and foreclosure issues)
Provide tax advice
Help with discovery, subpoenas, depositions, writs of execution, levies, liens or contempt
Help you file an appeal, motion for reconsideration, motion for new trial, motion to vacate judgment
Help with pension, complex property or complex support issues
Please note:
Arrive as early as possible and be prepared to wait
Appointments are limited, so you may not be seen if you do not arrive early
The Family Law Facilitator (FLF) is not your lawyer and cannot represent you personally or provide legal advice on how to win your case
You cannot use this service if you are currently represented by an attorney in your family law case
This is not a confidential service and the FLF may work with both sides in a case
Daycare is only available in the Pittsburg location and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Workshop calendar -
This organization is accessible by wheelchair and powerchair
This organization provides access aids for people who have auditory access needs
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
Organization Type
Court Programs
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