Instructions on completing the forms, service & filing.doc

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

Sheriff Instructions:

Sheriff Instructions.doc

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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)