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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Self-Help Services remains closed for most in-person assistance at all locations. Self-Help Services are available by telephone and email.


Please Contact the Appropriate Self-Help Team for Assistance

  •   Click on the Team name below (left column) for more information about available services.
  •   With some exceptions noted below and on the flyers, Self-Help Services staff are available by phone and email
      during the following hours:
  •             Monday – Thursday      8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  •             Friday                            8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Family Law Self-Help Team 657-622-6630
*Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m
and
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.*
*Friday
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.*

*Only Restraining Order Services on Friday afternoons (send e-email with "DV RESTRAINING ORDER" in subject line)
SelfHelpFamilyLaw@occourts.org
Facilitator’s Office Self-Help Team

Must have pending Department of Child Support Services case
657-622-5077 SelfHelpChildSupport@occourts.org
Civil Self-Help Team 657-622-8511
*Only Restraining Order Services on Friday afternoons (send e-email with "CH RESTRAINING ORDER" in subject line)
SelfHelpCivil@occourts.org
Probate Self-Help Team 657-622-7170
*Only Restraining Order Services on Friday afternoons (send e-email with "EA RESTRAINING ORDER" in subject line)
SelfHelpProbate@occourts.org
Landlord / Tenant Self-Help Team 657-622-5887 SelfHelpUD@occourts.org
Criminal / Traffic Self-Help Team 657-622-6623 SelfHelpCrimTraffic@occourts.org

Court Workshops
Due to COVID-19, workshops and clinics held at the court are currently on hold until further notice. For current information on virtual workshops available: https://www.occourts.org/media-relations/self-help-services.html.

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
For assistance with domestic violence restraining order requests, please contact the Domestic Violence Assistance Program: dvap@waymakersoc.org or 657-221-5416.

You can also complete the required forms with the assistance of an on-line program. The program can help you file your documents electronically. To access the program, click here: Odyssey Guide and File.

Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
Self-Help Services’ Civil Team is available to assist by calling 657-622-8511. Please see above for phone hours.

Elder Abuse Restraining Orders, Guardianships and Conservatorships
Self-Help Services’ Probate Team is available to assist by calling 657-622-7170. Please see above for phone hours.

Forms
For state and local court forms: https://www.occourts.org/forms/forms.html .
For Self-Help form packets for common case types: https://www.occourts.org/self-help/formpackets/shforms.html.

Self-Help's Informational Videos
Self-Help Services developed several "How Do I" videos. They can be viewed at:
For Self-Help form packets for common case types: https://www.occourts.org/self-help/resources/shhowdoi.html.

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3 EASY STEPS

  1. Answer simple questions online to prepare your case forms.
  2. Automatically create legal documents.
  3. File your case online.*

*Note that Divorce, Separation, Nullity, Restraining Orders, and Income and Expense Declaration forms / cases can be e-filed with the Court after completing the module.
For other case types, you may be able to file by e-mail, in-person (by appointment only), or by drop-box. Please make sure to check the Court's website for filing options during the pandemic: https://www.occourts.org/media-relations/CoronaVirusUpdate.html

For the best user experience, open the Guide & File links below using Google Chrome *

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