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Self Help

Lake County Superior Court Self-Help Center and Family Law Facilitator's Office

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The Lake County Superior Court Self-Help Center and Family Law Facilitator’s office provides free legal help to people who do not have a lawyer. Our office does not give legal advice and cannot act as your attorney. Instead, we provide legal information and assistance with filling out court forms. Our services are always free. Anyone who does not have their own lawyer can use our services, it does not matter how much money you make.

Services Provided:

  • Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulment
  • Establish Paternity
  • Modify child custody and visitation orders
  • Modify child and spousal support orders
  • Restraining Orders
  • Guardianships (person only)
  • Evictions/Unlawful Detainers (both Landlord and Tenant)
  • Name Change
  • Small Claims
  • Actions involving the Department of Child Support Services
  • Step-Parent Adoption (uncontested only)

Assistance Available By:

Individual appointment, walk-in, workshops, telephone, mail and fax.

Reference and Educational Materials:

Checklists for completing and filing court forms, self-help forms, self-help books, computer access to legal forms and programs, local attorney lists, and reference lists for community resources and organizations.

Self Help Center Workshops:

Workshop Information

The Self Help Center will now be offering a workshop on Trial Preparation for Self-Represented Litigants every Thursday from 1-2:30. Please call 707-994-4612 to reserve your spot.

Start Your Paperwork:

LawHelp Interactive is a web platform administered by the nonprofit organization, Pro Bono Net, that helps self-represented litigants fill out their paperwork. We strongly recommend making an account and having your paperwork reviewed by the Self-Help Center before filing.

Contact information

Kaly Rule
Family Law Facilitator
7000-A South Center Drive
Clearlake, CA 95422

Telephone: (707) 994-4612
FAX: (707) 995-2507
Email: self.help@lake.courts.ca.gov

Days and Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday 8am to 4pm

Walk-ins are accepted on Wednesdays from 8am to 4pm.

Directions:

From Highway 20, take Highway 53. Continue to Dam Road. Turn left on Dam Road and left again on Dam Road Extension. Continue on Dam Road Extension to South Center Drive. Turn left at South Center Drive and continue to court facility located at 7000 A South Center Drive, which is the last building on the right.

From Highway 29, take Highway 53. Continue to Dam Road. Turn Right on Dam Road and left on Dam Road Extension. Continue on Dam Road Extension to South Center Drive. Turn left at South Center Drive and continue to court facility located at 7000 A South Center Drive, which is the last building on the right.