Assistance at the Self Help Center’s front counter is available in the mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and in the afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Self Help Center is located in Room 113 on the first floor of the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse. Please note that all of our services are also offered virtually. You can save yourself a car trip and parking by exploring our online assistance.

The Self-Help Center provides the following types of assistance:

  • Information on how to open a case
  • Instruction on completion of court forms
  • Assistance with parentage/support issues in cases involving Department of Child Support Services
  • Serving documents by mail
  • Instructions on follow-up steps
  • Preparation of Judgments
  • Referrals to other resources

When a document can be served by mail (e.g., Response, Responsive Declaration) our office can serve it for you and complete the Proof of Service. You must bring: the document(s) served on you, your original response, two copies, and an envelope with postage (enough to mail your response to the other party).

If you come to the Self Help Center in person, you will be required to show valid photo identification and complete a brief questionnaire. Acceptable forms of photo identification include a current driver license, passport, United States military identification or a legal permanent resident card.