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Information About the Office of The Family Law Facilitator

       
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DROP IN HOURS FOR ASSISTANCE IN FAMILY LAW CASES

If you do NOT have a lawyer and have general procedural questions about your case, you may want to consult with a Family Law Facilitator (FLF).  FLF’s are attorneys employed by the Court.  As such, they do not represent you, cannot give you legal advice and will assist both parties equally upon request.  Your discussion with them is not confidential.

At a 10 minute drop-in appointment, the FLF can answer procedural questions and review forms that you have filled out to make sure they are complete. 

AVAILABILITY OF 10 MINUTE DROP-IN APPOINTMENTS

LOCATION HOURS
MARTINEZ COURTHOUSE
751 Pine Street
Martinez, CA
Monday through Thursday
8:00 am until 2:00 pm
PITTSBURG COURTHOUSE
1000 Center Drive
Pittsburg, CA
Monday:  8:00 am to Noon
Tuesday:  8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wednesday:  1:00 to 3:30 pm
RICHMOND COURTHOUSE
100 37th Street
Richmond, CA
Thursday and Friday
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
(closed noon to 1:30 pm)


Because so many people come to our offices for help, you may have to wait a long time for service. You should always bring all of the court papers filed in your case with you. Please do not bring children to the courthouse. Appointments are limited. We cannot guarantee that you’ll be seen.

If your case is complicated, we will refer you to the Lawyer Referral Service. We cannot provide assistance for every Family Law issue that you have. For example, we do not provide assistance for: discovery, subpoenas, trial preparation, adoptions, pensions, or complicated property issues. Refer to the Family Law Facilitator Can/Cannot List for a description of the services that we can and cannot provide.

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