Description

The Self Help Center/Family Law Facilitator can’t be your attorney, but they can help with paperwork and process for family law issues, small claims court, and other issues.

Ways to Contact

Go in-person to the courthouse: 24405 Amador Street, Dept. 501, Hayward CA 94544. Arrive at least 1 hour before closing time. Hours are: Monday – Friday 8:30am-12pm.

Or call 510-272-1393 during their phone hours, Monday – Thursday 2pm – 4pm.

https://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/self-help

Process

Drop-in for support.

Even though the wait can be long, there are a mix of attorneys, paralegals, and other court volunteers to either help you immediately, or to schedule a follow-up appointment and/or a workshop.

Notes

Children and family members not invited in, but there is childcare on the third floor.

Collect key information in advance if possible: case numbers, names of key people, court dates and deadlines, documents related to the issue, and any questions you have.