Family law cases such as dissolution of marriage, uniform parentage, governmental child support, medical support, and cases involving children. In addition, assistance with limited civil cases, unlawful detainers, and small claims are offered.
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,conservatorship, 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.
To view most recent schedule, visit https://www.sjcourts.org/self-help/self-help-pro-per-clinic/ (Self-Help Pro Per Clinic).