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Before you contact us, please take the time to review information on our Self-Help site as it may answer your question.

Self Help Center Flyer: Click here, for specific information about services provided by the Self Help Center and hours of operation. If you still need assistance, you may get help through the options below:

E-mail: Complete the form below to submit your question. Our goal is to respond to emails within 3 business days, however it may sometimes take longer.

Phone: 408-882-2926  Click here for days and times of service. No voicemail Access.

Live Chat: Click on the Live Chat box below. Click here for days and times of service.

In Person: Click here for information about our limited in person services.

If you need help with a restraining order, emergency custody/visitation, emergency guardianship, filing an answer in an eviction case or asking for more time to stay because you received a Sheriff’s Notice, visit the Self-Help Center in person. For other legal issues that need to be handled immediately, contact the Self-Help Center by phone or Live Chat. Your legal rights may “expire” while you are waiting for an answer by email. Self-Help Center staff cannot give you legal advice, only legal information or referrals to other resources that may be able to help you. If you would like to get legal advice, click here for resources.

How is legal advice different from legal information? Legal information is a statement of what the law or legal process is, leaving up to you the decision of how to proceed. Legal advice tells you how you should proceed.

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The Self-Help Center doesn't help with the following Probate issues. Please find an attorney  who can help you.

  • No guardianship of the estate
  • No conservatorship of the estate
  • No adoption
  • No Probate (will, trust, etc.) cases
  • No real estate cases
  • No motions
  • No requests to be Special Administrator

 Guardianship, Name Change, Conservatorship, Other Probate

 Guardianship:
[Click to visit the Self-Help Guardianship info on this website]

You are contacting the Court for help with:

Asking to be Guardian of a child
Responding to a Guardianship request
Ending a Guardianship
Visitation Petition - Guardianship
Other [briefly]: (Please see the list of issues we can NOT help with, in the box on the right)

 Name Change:
 [Click to visit the Self-Help Name Change info on this website]

 You are contacting the Court for help with:

How to change the name of a minor
How to change the name of an adult

 Conservatorship:
 [Click to visit the Self-Help Conservatorship info on this website]

 You are contacting the Court for help with:

Conservatorship of a person without Developmental Disabilities (usually an elderly person or an adult involved in an accident that disabled them)
Conservatorship of a person with Developmental Disabilities (a child or an adult who was born with a disability)
Responding to a conservatorship request
Ending a conservatorship
Other [briefly]:
(Please see the list of issues we can NOT help with, in the box above on the right)

 Other Probate Issue [briefly]:
 (Please see the list of Probate issues that we can NOT help with, in the box above on the right)

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