Family law cases such as dissolution of marriage, uniform parentage and governmental child support, medical support and cases involving children. Also civil limited cases, unlawful detainers and small claims
San Joaquin County Family Law Facilitator/Pro Per Clinic provides a variety of services for parties without legal representation. Three attorneys, a paralegal and four legal process clerks answer general legal questions, explain basic court procedures and help parties fill out family court papers. No legal advice is given and they do not go to court with either party. Both parties may receive assistance from the clinic. Do not bring children to the clinic. Bilingual assistance (Spanish and Japanese) is available.
Assistance is given for the establishment of child support orders, modification of those orders and the enforcement of orders. In addition, custody agreements, modifications, guardianship, stepparent adoption assistance, dissolution of marriage, nullity, legal separation, domestic violence, emancipation, civil name change and establishing paternity is offered. Services are also offered for unlawful detainers, small claims, debt enforcement and limited civil. For certain legal actions, referrals are made to other community resources.
Conservatorship Orientations are held on the first and third Monday of each month, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Courthouse located at 180 East Weber Avenue, Suite 105.
Guardianship Orientations are held each Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Courthouse located at 180 East Weber Avenue, Suite 105. You must pre-register at 10:30 a.m
Family Law Pro Per Clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday. A sign in system is used, last sign in at 4:30 p.m. Workshops are mandatory. To view most recent schedule, visit www.stocktoncourt.org (Self-Help Pro Per Clinic).