Forms may be either purchased in the civil division clerk's office, photocopied (10 cents a copy) at the Law Library or obtained on-line from the Judicial Council website. By law, the clerks can not provide legal advice, including which forms to use.
All paperwork must be typewritten or
printed in black ink. There are typewriters available for public use at the Public Library at 105 N. Main Street in Ukiah or the Law Library in the Ukiah courthouse, Room 307.
These are all cases where the Mendocino County Department of Child
Support Services (DCSS) is providing enforcement services, including the following:
1. Governmental actions
a. Establishment of parentage, child support,
b. Modification of child support
Governmental enforcement actions
a. Wage assignments
b. Driver license suspensions
c. Job search orders
d. Determination of arrearages
Dissolution cases or Uniform Parentage Act cases
a. Establishment or modification of child
These cases are heard by the Child Support Commissioner. Any party may object to the case being heard by the Commissioner but must do so before a contested hearing. After an objection, the Commissioner may still hear the case and make a recommended ruling. If any party disagrees with the recommended ruling, that party may request a new hearing by a Family Law Judge.
For the Title IV-D Child Support Calendar, see the Family Law Calendar below.