The Family Law Facilitator's Office offers several informational workshops. You must be a party to the case to attend one of these workshops. Except as noted below, workshops are by appointment only. Appointments can be made through e-Correspondence.

Domestic Violence Restraining Order Workshop

Information on this workshop can be found on the Domestic Violence page. Appointments are not required for this workshop.

Dissolution Workshop

This workshop is for persons who want a divorce, legal separation, or annulment. This workshop is also used to start a case for custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and property division, as part of a divorce. The dissolution workshop is held the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

Financial Disclosure Workshop

This workshop offers helpful tips and information regarding the Financial Disclosure Process required in Dissolution and Legal Separation cases. This workshop is offered on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. You must have a divorce or legal separation case in the Sacramento Superior Court to attend. Appointments are not required to attend. To join the workshop at the scheduled time, use this link:

https://saccourt-ca-gov.zoomgov.com/j/1619997185?pwd=STVpbTdCMGxzRnpzNTBVc3pCTkJ0Zz09 - external link

Meeting ID: 161 999 7185

Passcode: 129856

Parentage Workshop (UPA)

This workshop is for persons who are not married to each other and wish to start a case to establish parentage or for custody, visitation, and child support. The parentage workshop is held the fourth Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

Income and Expense Declaration Workshop

This workshop offers persons helpful tips and information to complete an Income and Expense Declaration. The workshop is offered on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. You must have a case in the Sacramento Superior Court to attend. Appointments are not required to attend. To join the workshop at the scheduled time, use this link:

https://saccourt-ca-gov.zoomgov.com/j/1618538023?pwd=eGRkUE1leWNxa2tLNGswTmdsMzAxZz09 - external link

Meeting ID: 161 853 8023

Passcode: 295864

Request for Order Workshop

This workshop is for persons who have a case in Sacramento County and want to request a hearing. The Request for Order workshop is held on the first and third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

Response Workshop

This workshop helps persons who wish to respond after a Summons and Petition have been served on them for a family law case. The workshop is held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. You must have been served with or have a copy of the Petition filed in Sacramento County to attend. Appointments are not required to attend. To join the workshop at the scheduled time, use this link:

https://saccourt-ca-gov.zoomgov.com/j/1608698651?pwd=M1dwa2h2OFJrS1NmYTFjZ1JFaUlQZz09 - external link

Meeting ID: 160 869 8651

Passcode: 672825

Guardianship

This workshop is for persons who want to file a Probate Guardianship of the Person case in Sacramento County. The child must live with the proposed guardian and that person cannot be the child’s parent. The Guardianship Workshop is held on the second Monday of alternating months at 10:30 a.m.

Guardianship Termination

This workshop is for persons who have a Probate Guardianship of the Person case in Sacramento County and wish to ask the Court to terminate the guardianship. The Guardianship Termination Workshop is held on the second Monday of alternating months at 10:30 a.m.

Hearing Preparation Workshop

This workshop helps prepare persons for hearings at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse. The Hearing Preparation Workshop is held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. You must have an upcoming hearing scheduled before the family court that does not involve a restraining order or contempt to attend the workshop. To join the workshop at the scheduled time, use this link: https://saccourt-ca-gov.zoomgov.com/j/1618748069?pwd=a3k3em55RXdRUzFCazJkSmRnQ1RVdz09.

Meeting ID: 161 874 8069

Passcode: 335321

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Limited Conservatorship of the Person

This workshop is for persons who want to establish a Probate Limited Conservatorship of the Person only. The workshop will cover the duties of a limited conservator, the court process, and forms necessary to petition for a limited conservatorship. The Limited Conservatorship of the Person workshop is held on the first Monday of alternating months at 10:30 a.m.

Stepparent Adoption

This workshop is for a person who wants to adopt their spouse's/partner's child. The Stepparent Adoption workshop will explain the court process and the forms necessary to request a stepparent adoption. This workshop is only for litigants able to obtain signed consent from the other parent, if required. The workshop does not assist with termination of the other parent's parental rights. The Stepparent Adoption Workshop is held on the first Monday of alternating months at 10:30 a.m.

Trial Preparation Workshop

UPDATE: This workshop will be offered beginning October 2022. This workshop helps prepare persons for settlement conference and trial at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse. The Trial Preparation Workshop is held on the third Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

Joinder of a Pension Plan

UPDATE: This workshop is currently unavailable. This workshop is for persons with a dissolution or legal separation case who have a retirement plan through their employer and either party wishes to join the plan into the case. Joining the plan ensures that the benefits are not distributed before a proper division is decided by the Court. The Joinder Workshop is held every second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

Judgment Workshop

UPDATE: This workshop is currently unavailable. This workshop is for persons who started a divorce or legal separation case in Sacramento County, have satisfied the financial disclosure requirements, and are ready to finish the case - with or without a court hearing. The Judgment Workshop is held every fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.