Family Law Facilitator

The Family Law Facilitator is not your lawyer. Communication between you and the staff of the Family Law Facilitator Unit is not confidential. No attorney-client relationship is established. We may provide information and services to the other party in your case. You should consult with a private attorney if you want personalized advice, need a confidential conversation, or need representation in court. The Family Law Facilitator and Staff are not responsible for the outcome of your case.

Office Location:  1215 Truxtun Avenue, 1st Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301.  Office Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 8:00am to 4:00pm and Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm.   E-Mail

Introduction

The Office of the Family Law Facilitator provides assistance to unrepresented parties in child and spousal support cases. The goal of the Family Law Facilitator is to provide direction to the unrepresented party.  E-Mail

The Family Law Facilitator services include:

  1. Assisting customers face-to-face, by mail and email at four court sites: Delano, Metro Justice Building, Mojave, Ridgecrest (by video conference), and Shafter. Check the Travel Schedule for dates and times.
  2. Providing educational materials on establishing parentage, including voluntary declarations of paternity, and establishing, modifying and enforcing child support and spousal support.
  3. Distributing and reviewing court forms for accuracy and file readiness.
  4. Preparing orders and judgments.
  5. Assisting customers referred by judicial officers, other court divisions and the Local Child Support Agency.
  6. Referring customers to other community agencies and resources that provide services for parents and children.
  7. Meeting with and preparing child support calculations and other related documents for customers with cases currently assigned to the Department of Child Support Services.
Sample Packets

The attached samples have been prepared by the Family Law Facilitator through a grant from the Judicial Council of California. The opinions and findings in these publications are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Judicial Council of California.