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Family Law Facilitation

Family Law Assistance Program

As part of a statewide program to improve the accessibility of the courts to the public, the Family Law Assistance Program will help self-represented (pro se) parties involved in family law cases such as divorce, custody, separation, parenting time, or support. The Family Law Assistance Program facilitators inform self-represented parties of court processes and available court forms, review documents, and provide information about legal services and other resources available in the community.

If you chose to use the court forms, you are self-represented. It is very important to read all instructions and to carefully consider how to complete the forms. Self-represented parties are encouraged to consult with an attorney for any legal advice or legal strategy. The Family Law Assistance Program cannot give legal advice.

You should be aware the Family Law Assistance Program facilitators may also assist the opposing party in the case. Any meetings or conversations with the facilitators are not confidential. The facilitators cannot give legal advice or help with legal strategy. The Family Law Assistance Program assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or legal effects of the information contained in any written or verbal instructions or forms.
The Family Law Assistance Program services are free. There are two ways to obtain the forms packets:

  • You may pay 25 cents per page to purchase blank forms or use our public computers to print divorce and unmarried parent custody packets. You will type one screen of information and the documents will be printed with all the repetitive information filled in. You will still be required to complete most of the forms by hand.
    You may print the instructions and blank forms for free from our website. Forms must be printed single sided only. Some forms are only available from the Family Law Assistance Program office or by email to wsh.familylaw@ojd.state.or.us.

In the Family Law Assistance Program office, you will complete an intake form, purchase forms for 25 cents per page and receive a brief overview of the process from one of the facilitators. Assistance is available in Spanish.

To maximize limited resources and to eliminate long wait times for services, the Family Law Assistance Program offers workshops for assistance in reviewing forms prior to filing. You may register for a workshop when you buy the forms or by sending an email to wsh.familylaw@ojd.state.or.us. Include the word “workshop” in the subject line of the email. Be sure to include the type of case, case number (if available), whether you are starting a new case, filing the final documents, modifying or filing a response. If your message includes a day and time that works better for you, we will try to accommodate your schedule. In addition, you may send questions or scanned documents for review to the email address above. If you arrive for a workshop with blank forms, the appointment will be rescheduled. Please avoid bringing children who may distract you from the important decisions you are making for your family.

The Family Law Assistance Program cannot complete forms for you. Forms must be completed by the self-represented party.

Contact Us

Family Law Assistance Program
145 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 120J
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
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Open Monday thru Friday:
8:00am-11:45 am | 1:00pm - 4:45pm
Excluding Legal Holidays

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