Family Law Assistance Program
The Family Law Assistance Program will help people involved in family law cases such as divorce, custody, separation, parenting time, or support. Our family law facilitators inform self-represented people of court processes and available court forms, review documents, and provide information about legal services and other resources available in the community. If you use the court's forms, you are choosing to represent yourself. It is very important to read the instructions and carefully consider how you complete your forms. You are encouraged to consult with an attorney for any legal advice.
You should be aware the facilitators may also assist the opposing party. Any meetings or conversations you have with our facilitators are not confidential. They cannot give legal advice or help with legal strategy and assume no responsibility for the accuracy or legal effects of the information contained in any written or verbal instructions or forms.
Our services are free, and there are two ways to obtain our forms: You may purchase forms from our office or use our public kiosk to print your forms. The charge for forms is 25 cents per page. You may print the instructions and blank forms for free from our website. Some forms are only available from the Family Law Assistance program office or by email.
When you arrive at our office, you will complete an intake form, purchase your forms (25 cents per page) and receive a brief overview of the process from one of our facilitators. Spanish assistance at the counter is available.
In an effort to maximize our limited resources and to eliminate long wait times for our services, we offer workshops for assistance in completing and reviewing forms prior to filing. You may register for one of our workshops when you buy your forms, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the word "workshop" in your subject line for a faster response. Be sure to include the type of case, whether you are starting a new case, filing the final documents, modifying or filing a response. If your message includes a day and time (morning or afternoon) that are best for you, we will try to accommodate your schedule. In addition, you may send questions or scanned documents to the e-mail address above. You must complete as much of the forms as possible before the workshop. Anyone who arrives for a workshop with blank forms will be rescheduled. Please avoid bringing children who may distract you from the important decisions you are making for your family.