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Self Help Center Service Announcement

The Self-Help Center is currently only available by email.  If possible, we will make appointments but email first.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

El Centro de ayuda solo está disponible por email en estos momentos. Podremos hacerle una cita pero mándenos un email primero.  Disculpen las molestias.

Self Help Center

How we can help

We can help you if you need legal information and don't have a lawyer.  Look below at the types of cases we can help you with. Se habla español.  

We can:

We cannot:

  • tell you about your case,
  • help you with the forms you need, and
  • explain your legal options.
  • give you legal advice (we can't tell you what you should do),
  • help you if you have a lawyer, or
  • represent you in court.

Call us

We are currently unavailable by phone. Please check back for updates on our services. In the meantime, please email us.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Call 707-468-2020

Email us

selfhelp@mendocino.courts.ca.gov

We have some limited appointments. Email us to schedule, if possible. It may take up to 5 business days to return your email. Do not email us if you have an emergency.

Help with forms

Try our new Guide & File programs. They are available for many types of cases like restraining orders, divorce and legal separation, child custody and child support, asking for a court date in family law cases, name change, guardianship of a minor, small claims, and more. Once you are done with the interview, the program will fill out your forms online and, if you wish, you can also e-file your paperwork.

Guide & File

Workshops

We offer free workshops online for help filling out papers for divorce.

See schedule and register

Step-by-step instructions online

The California Courts Self-Help Guide provides information and step-by-step instructions for many types of cases.

California Self-Help Guide

 

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