Every court has a family law facilitator office or a self-help clinic to help self-represented litigants in their divorce or paternity case. They offer free workshops which help you complete the paperwork for a family law case.
WHERE CAN I GO FOR HELP?
Los Angeles Central District 111 N. Hill St, 4th Floor, Room 426 213 974-5004 For more locations in Los Angeles County, please visit http://cnortonlaw.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/fl-facilitator-service-locations.pdf
WHAT DOES THE FAMILY LAW FACILITATOR DO?
The Office of the Family Law Facilitator provides the following assistance: Explains the process of establishing paternity; Educates and assists parties to prepare Requests for Orders and Responsive Declarations to: Establish, modify or terminate a child support; Establish, modify or terminate spousal support; Establish, modify or terminate health insurance order; Determine arrears; Release licenses; Establish repayment plans; Seek reimbursement for overpayments; Quash or modify wage assignment orders; Prepares calculations for child support and spousal support; Educates and assists parties in preparing stipulations pertaining to child support, spousal support or health insurance; Educates and assists parties to prepare answers to Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department complaints; Educates and assists parties to prepare motions to set aside in cases involving the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE MY FAMILY LAW CASE?
You should begin educating yourself on the law and understand the basics pertaining to child support, child custody, and spousal support. While it is always better to have an experienced family law attorney represent you in your divorce or paternity case, we understand that is not always possible. The Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton has taken the time to explain common questions and answers at www.cnortonlaw.com and you would be well served to spend some time learning about these issues prior to going to court. Good luck!