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Temporary Self Help Legal Access Center Hours


Reduced hours for the week of May 20:

We are open Monday, May 20 to Thursday, May 23 from 9:00am to 11:30pm.  We are not open on Fridays.

We are also closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.  Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 28.


Bogus phone calls, emails on jury service may lead to fraud.  If you receive a phone call, text, or email notifying you that you’re in big trouble for failing to show up for jury service, be suspicious.  It’s probably a scam.  Visit our Jury Scams webpage for more information.

Family Court Services

Family Matters

The Family Court Services division handles a variety of matters of the household or family, including dissolutions of marriage (divorce), legal separation, child custody, support and domestic violence

  • Family Law

    Dissolutions (divorce), legal separations, annulments, and summary dissolutions.

  • Family Mediation

    Family Mediation is an opportunity for parents to resolve custody and visitation issues with the help of a trained mediator.

  • Adoptions

    The creation of a legal parental relationship when no biological relationship exists.

  • Child Support (Title IV-D)

    Cases where the Mendocino County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is providing enforcement services and establishes parentage, child support, and medical support.

  • Probate Conservatorship

    A judge may appoint the Probate Conservatorship Investigator to investigate new and continuing conservatorships.

  • Family Law TECO/Guardianship Ex Parte

    Access to decisions on Ex Parte Temporary Emergency Court Orders (TECO) is available here.

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