Instructions on completing the forms, service & filing.doc

​​    Detailed information on how to complete the forms, copies needed, arranging for service on your spouse, 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

Child Custody Mediation Information:

Mediation Instructions.doc

Court-Approved Mediators.doc

​Pre-Mediation Video available 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)

Self-Help Center