Instructions on completing the forms, filing & service.doc

    Detailed information on how to complete the forms, copies needed, filing the documents at the court and arranging for service on the other parent.  Download or print out the forms by order of reference in the instructions.

Self-Help Center


Child Custody Mediation Information:

Mediation Instructions.doc

Court-Approved Mediators.doc

​On-Line Pre-Mediation Video At: 

www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-custody.htm (go to the on-line address and then click on the video for Orientation to Family Court Mediation)

Sheriff Instructions:

​Sheriff Instruction.doc