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Self-Help Centers


What Self-Help Centers Can Do

SERVICES INCLUDE PROCEDURAL ASSISTANCE FOR:
  • Divorce, Legal Separation, Custody, Visitation Support,
  • Establishing a legal parent relationship for a child/children when there is no marriage,
  • Restraining Orders,
  • Guardianship,
  • Name Change,
  • Landlord/Tenant (Eviction),
  • Cleaning up your criminal record,
  • Small Claims,
  • Civil Lawsuits,
  • Traffic Tickets,
  • Conservatorships, and
  • Adoptions.
SELF-HELP CENTERS SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Workshops,
  • How to booklets and form packets, and
  • Easy to use document preparation software and SmartForms.

For information on workshops and services, please view the Self-Help Center’s Workshops webpage.


What to bring to the Self-Help Center

  • Bring a BLACK pen for filling out forms and paper in case you want to take notes.
  • If you want to ask the Court to change an order, you must bring a filed copy of the order you want changed.
  • For all other legal issues, we may need to see all the papers in your case, if you have one. It is best to bring a copy of your entire court file. Remember you are representing yourself and you need to keep a copy of any document you file.
  • Bring income information. Bring proof of your income for the last two months, such as:
    • Pay stubs, disability or unemployment statements,
    • If you are self-employed, your most recent tax returns and year-to-date profit and loss statement,
    • Proof of CalWorks, or any other proof of income

Hours of Operation

SUPERIOR COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY SELF-HELP CENTERS:

Click here to view our current hours of operation.


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