Jul. 11, 2020

Family Law Facilitator's Office/ Self-Help Center

The Self-Help Center / Family Law Facilitator’s Office provides legal information and assistance to self-represented parties.  We assist with divorce, parentage, child custody and visitation, child support, cases involving the Department of Child Support Services, spousal support, probate guardianship and conservatorship, small claims, unlawful detainers, domestic violence, civil harassment, elder abuse and workplace violence restraining orders, name changes and gender changes.  We provide information regarding court forms, rules and procedures.  We help parties to start their case or determine the next steps in their case.  All services are free of charge.

Please note that we are unable to communicate with the judge for you.  We are unable to represent you and we cannot act as your attorney.

Assistance is available by telephone and email Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm, except we are closed on court holidays.

In-person appointments at Yolo Superior Court are available by appointment only.

  • Only the person who is scheduled may attend the appointment. Customers should not bring children, family members or friends to the Self-Help Center.

  • At all times while inside the courthouse, all individuals must wear a mask, scarf or any other cloth material that covers both their mouth and nose.

  • In the event that more than one customer is present at the same time, they must make reasonable efforts to maintain a distance of six feet from each other at all times.

  • Appointments will be 30 minutes in duration but may be longer depending on what is needed. To the extent possible, staff will begin working on forms or pleadings in advance and then will help customers to complete what is missing during the appointment.

  • If appointments are full when assistance is needed, customers may receive assistance by phone or email or wait until the next available appointment.

Location and Hours

Location: 1000 Main Street, 2nd Floor - Woodland, CA 95695

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (530) 406-6794 

Email**: SelfHelp@Yolo.Courts.Ca.Gov

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