Family Law Workshops

All workshops are held in the Kern County Law Library, 1415 Truxtun Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bakersfield, Ca.

Available workshops are listed below. Workshops are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. A valid email address is necessary to complete registration. Workshops begin promptly at stated times. Please do not bring children as we need your undivided attention.

Attention: Effective January 1, 2020, if you are filing an initial Petition for Guardianship or seeking to terminate a Guardianship. Please download the appropriate Questionnaire and complete prior to attending the workshop.

Guardianship Questionnaire

Guardianship Termination Questionnaire


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For Information and assistance with preparation of:
  • Petitions for Guardianship of the Person
  • Petitions for Dissolution, Establish Parentage, Custody and Visitation
  • Requests for Orders (Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support*)
  • Default Dissolution, legal separation and Nullity
Please call 661-868-2532 or
Email: WMSelfHelp@kern.courts.ca.gov
For Information and assistance with:
  • Issues involving the Department of Child Support Services
  • Preparation of Judgments and Findings and Orders After Hearing.
Or review of:
  • Petitions for Dissolution, Establish Parentage, Custody and Visitation
  • Requests for Orders (Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support*)
  • Requests for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Please call 661-868-5393 or
Email: WMFacil@kern.courts.ca.gov

In order to assist you better: Please complete the Intake Questionnaire and email it to the address listed above. If your request involves a request to establish or modify child support please include documentation of your income for the last two (2) months.

Sample forms and forms packets may also be obtained at
https://www.kern.courts.ca.gov/documents?category=Family%20Law