Families and Children
Our staff don't give legal advice (we can tell you how to do something but we can't tell you what choice you should make) and we may refer you to a private attorney or another resource depending on your situation.
Self Help Center
The Self Help Center can provide assistance and information for the preparation of:
- Petitions for Guardianship of the Person, clearing of Guardianship notes
- Petitions for Dissolution, Establish Parentage, Custody and Visitation
- Requests for Orders (Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support*)
- Default Dissolution, legal separation and Nullity
The Self Help Center is currently closed to in person services, however assistance can still be obtained via telephone by calling 661-610-6518 or by email
The Self Help Center’s hours of operation are
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
California court's information on adoption.
California court's details on guardianship of children.
Kern County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator Division.
California court's content relating to juvenile delinquency.
California court's information on kern guardianship programs.
California court's details on paternity/parentage.