Self-Help workshops

Clicking on one of the links below will take you to a flyer about workshops held at the Family Justice Center Courthouse in Santa Clara County, to help you with certain kinds of cases. See the flyers for information about times, dates, etc.


Default & Default Judgment Divorce Workshop

A workshop to move your case forward when you started a divorce case, served the other party, and they haven’t filed a Response. Before you can sign up for this workshop, you must complete, file and serve the Preliminary Declaration of Disclosures (PDDs). You may attend the Preliminary Declaration of Disclosures workshop (see below) for assistance with that process.

In order to participate in the Default & Default Judgment Divorce Workshop, you will need to complete a Divorce Case Review Online Request Form. Once you have submitted this form a staff member from the Self-Help Center will contact you.

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Limited Conservatorship Workshop

The Self-Help Center conducts a monthly workshop. They may be able to help you fill out the court forms that ask a Judge to order that you are a developmentally disabled person's conservator.

Click here to request attending a workshop


Preliminary Declaration of Disclosures Workshop

How to fill out, file and serve the Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure forms required in divorce, legal separation and nullity cases.

Click for workshop flyer 

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Divorce Workshop

How to start a divorce or legal separation case.
You must fill out the below information packet in order to attend the Divorce workshop. Fill it out completely. If something doesn't apply to you then enter a zero or "N/A" (for "not applicable").

Click for workshop flyer and prep packet 

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Unmarried Parents Workshop

How to start a court case about custody, visitation, or support, and get a judgment about who a child's parents are.

Click for workshop flyer 


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