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Important Information:

In response to the health concerns raised by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Orange County Superior Court Self-Help Services will be closed for in-person assistance at all locations. However, Self-Help Services are available by telephone and email for services.


Self-Help Services:

Self-Help Services are available for Family Law, Child Support, Unlawful Detainer, Probate, Small Claims, Criminal Expungements and other civil matters by phone and email. Services provided will include case assessment, procedural information, providing form packets, and assisting litigants with document review. There are online videos to further provide information and guidance. Educational workshops will resume over the following months, and new services will include online appointments with Self-Help staff, webinar workshops, and video conferencing.

Please contact the Self-Help Center by phone or email. With the exception of the Family Law Team*, phone hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Family law Self-Help Team 657-622-6630
*Monday-Friday
8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m
and
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SelfHelpFamilyLaw@occourts.org
Facilitator-Child Support
Self-Help Team
657-622-5077 SelfHelpChildSupport@occourts.org
Civil Self-Help Team 657-622-8511 SelfHelpCivil@occourts.org
Probate Self-Help Team 657-622-7170 SelfHelpProbate@occourts.org
Landlord/Tenant Self-Help Team 657-622-5887 SelfHelpUD@occourts.org
Crim/Traffic Self-Help Team 657-622-6623 SelfHelpCrimTraffic@occourts.org

Family Court:
Family Law ex parties will be received as follow:
General Family Law – 8:00am to 11:00am
Domestic Violence – 8:00am to 3:00pm
Submissions received after the court cut off time for both general family law and domestic violence will be processed the next court business day.

For questions regarding family law e-filing contact: efiling@occourts.org or call 657-622-8350.


Self-Help can provide procedural and other information for these and other family law matters, including child support. You can contact SelfHelp at SelfHelpFamilyLaw@occourts.org or 657-622-6630.

Emergency Civil Services: The Self-Help Center is available to provide assistance with the following emergency services by calling 657-622-8511:

  • Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
  • Emergency Eviction Lockouts

Emergency Probate Services: The Self-Help Center is available to provide assistance with the following emergency services by calling 657-622-7170:

  • Elder Abuse Restraining Orders
  • Emergency Guardianships and Conservatorships

Self-Help Services can provide forms and form packets for Civil and Probate emergency services.

Additional Family Law, Civil, Probate and other information can be found on the court’s public website under COVID-19 Court Information.

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3 EASY STEPS

  1. Answer online questions to prepare your case. Just a click away!
  2. Automatically create legal documents.
  3. File your case online.

For the best user experience, please open Guide & File links using the Google Chrome browser.

The Dissolution, Separation, or Nullity and Income and Expense modules can be directly e-filed after you complete the forms for less than it costs in gas & parking!

For other modules, you can print and file at the courthouse.