Oct. 22, 2014
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Family Law



Family Law

Family law issues include dissolution which is commonly known as a divorce, legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support and domestic violence restraining orders. For more specific information click on the links above.

Responding to a Family Law Case

Typically when you have been served with a Petiton or Request for Orders, you will also be served with a blank Response.  There are critical timelines associated with filing your resonse.  You should always read what you have been served to detemine what those timelines are.  There is a clinic to assist you with filling out the appropriate responsive pleading depending on the type of case.  If you cannot wait for the clinic, the Self-Help Center has instructional booklets available through the links below to assist you with fillng out those forms.

Clinic Calendar

Resonding to a Petition for Dissolution

Responding to a Petition for Custody and Support

Responding to a Uniform Parentage Act Petition

Responding to a Request for Orders

Step-Parent Adoptions

The Self Help Center does not currently offer assistance with Step-Parent Adoptions.  The judicial counsel forms required to file an adoption are available on the state website

Adoptions

Click here for general civil information on adoption.

For Additional information about Adoptions: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-adoption.htm

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