Self-Help Center


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 your spouse.  Download or print out the forms by order of reference in the Instructions.


Sheriff Instructions

Sheriff Instruction.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)