Due to the Court closure, the Self Help Center is also closed. Beginning May 1, 2020, assistance can be requested through e-Correspondence. Please check the Court’s website for updates at https://www.saccourt.ca.gov/general/coronavirus.aspx.

We are open for in person assistance Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our office is located on the first floor of the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse, in Room 113. Please stop at Reception before 4:00 p.m. for a service ticket before coming to see us. Please follow the links in the boxes below for more information.

Scope of Services

The Self-Help Center provides free, procedural assistance to individuals without an attorney.

Planning Your Visit

What to expect and what you should bring with you when you visit.


Complete assistance with forms and information on a variety of legal topics.

e - Correspondence

Litigants who would like procedural assistance or help determining the next steps in their case may contact us using our e-Correspondence System.

File Review

File review and assistance determining next steps.

Forms Assistance

In person assistance is available during designated hours only.

One Day Divorce

This program helps cooperating couples, or single parties whose spouses have defaulted, to complete a simple divorce in one day.

Community Resource Room

A resource specialist assists with locating community services.