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Restraining Order Help Center
Self-Help Center
Family Law Facilitator's Office

Current Office Hours & Services Due to COVID-19 and budget cuts:

In-person assistance:

    ***Limited to Emergency Issues***
  • Restraining Orders
  • Emergency custody and visitation requests
  • Emergency guardianships
    Office hours:
  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 – 12:00 PM

Remote assistance is available for all other issues:

    Limited hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

    Call: 408-882-2926

    E-mail: Click here

    Live Chat: Click here

To request an ADA Accommodation for Self-Help click here.


What We Help with at the Self-Help Center

Important notice, please read carefully: This list is meant only as a guide and not a guarantee of services. If you need help with an issue that our office does not assist with, we suggest you refer to our resource flyers for assistance.

COVID-19 TEMPORARY PROTOCOLS: All assistance will be provided remotely except for help with restraining orders, emergency custody and visitation requests and emergency guardianships.


We Can Help We Cannot Help
• Start/Respond/finish-Dissolution, Legal Separation, • Property Issues
   or Nullity: • Division of retirement plans (QDRO)
   • Start-Workshops only • Discovery/subpoena
   • Finish-To get help with defaults and judgments, • Trial Preparation
     you must e-mail a request • Collections (except wage
• Start/Respond/Finish-Petition to Establish Parentage    assignments for support)
• Custody and Visitation • Complex cases that require legal advice
• Child Support (including DCSS cases, & help with wage • Contempt
   assignments and Driver’s License suspension) • Grandparent visitation
• Spousal Support  
• Objection to Mediation or Evaluation (form only)  
• Mandatory financial disclosures (Workshop only)  
• Joinder (with exceptions)  




We Can Help We Cannot Help
• Eviction Notices: • Evictions involving Section 8 housing
  3-day to Pay or Quit, • Foreclosure
  30, 60 and 90 day • Discovery
• Residential Eviction Cases (except Section 8): • HOA disputes
  Complaints, Answers, • Trial preparation
  Default/Default Judgment, • Mobile homes
  Set Asides, Stay of Eviction • Business tenants


Probate Cases

We Can Help We Cannot Help
• Guardianship of the Person only • Guardianship of the Estate
• Terminate/Object to Guardianship • Conservatorship of the Estate
• Petition for Visitation in a Guardianship case • Terminate Conservatorship
• General Conservatorship of the Person only • Adoption
• Limited Conservatorship (through a Workshop) • Probate (wills, etc.)
• Object to Conservatorship • Real Estate Cases
• Name and/or Gender Change – Adult or Minor • Motions
• Establish Fact of Birth, Death or Marriage • Request to be Special Administrator



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