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.

The Office of the Family Law Facilitator is available to assist Self-Represented parties in child and spousal support cases. The Family Law Facilitator's services include:

  1. Providing general procedural information, blank forms and sample packets regarding family law issues.
  2. Reviewing court forms for completeness (Facilitator Staff will not review default documents. For assistance with preparing default documents, please contact the Self Help Center).
  3. Preparing orders after hearing and judgments.
  4. Helping customers referred by the judge, other court departments and Department of Child Support Services (DCSS).
  5. Meeting with and preparing child support calculations and other related documents for customers with cases currently assigned to the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS).
Facilitator help is available on a walk-in, first come, first served basis as follows:

Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Facilitator Staff are also available to answer questions over the telephone by calling (661)868-5393 or by email

Blank Forms and Sample Packets

A variety of blank forms and sample packets are available by clicking here


Topics discussed at the Family Law Facilitator's Office may not be appropriate for minor children. If you have minor children, you are encouraged to make other child care arrangements while visiting the facilitator's office. If your minor child does accompany you during your visit, please be advised that you may be asked to return at a later date if having your child with you makes it difficult to provide service.

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.