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

See schedule of workshops HERE. Courthouse number is 925.608.1000. Arrive early as services are first-come first served. The Family Law Facilitator's Office offers assistance on LiveChat or in person at the Martinez location: 751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553.

  • LiveChat assistance: Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri (1-4pm).
  • Drop-in assistance: Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri (8:00-11:30am).
  • DCSS drop in hours: Tuesday – Friday (12:30-4pm). Sign in at Window #7 or 8.


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.


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.