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Family Law Facilitator

Services Provided

  • Answering child and spousal support related questions
  • Communicating with the department of child support services where appropriate
  • Filing for divorce, legal separation, and nullity
  • Help with modifying child custody and visitation orders
  • Help with establishing or modifying child and spousal support orders
  • Establish paternity

There is NO CHARGE for services.

The Family Law Facilitator is an attorney available to assist parents who are not represented by attorneys, and who have questions concerning family law matters, such as issues about child support, spousal support, health insurance, paternity and the visitation process, and community resources to help families.

The Facilitator can explain what is happening in your case and help you to understand your options. The Facilitator can explain legal concepts and help you to understand how to complete and prepare your own forms. The Facilitator can also help you understand how to get your legal documents properly served and filed with the court.

The Facilitator is available to see both parents who have questions concerning family law matters. The goal of the Facilitator is to help you to better represent yourself. The Family Law Facilitator is not your attorney. There is no confidentiality created between the Facilitator and a person using these services. You should consult with your own attorney if you want personalized advice or strategy, to have a confidential conversation, or to be represented by an attorney in court.

Contact Information


100 Courthouse Square
Downieville, CA 95936

Phone: (530) 289-3698

Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Nevada City

The walk-in clinic is located at:
Self-Help Center / Law Library
Nevada City Courthouse
201 Church Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

Open Monday to Thursday 8:30 to noon and 1:30 to 4:00 and Fridays 8:30 to noon.  (Except Court holidays, Truckee days and as other wise posted Self-Help | Superior Court of California | County of Nevada).

OR email to   

OR – slowest - Phone: (530) 362-4309, Option 4.  (Please leave a detailed message STARTING with your name, phone number and case number if you have one). If you cannot come to the Courthouse, email is the fastest way to communicate. Phone messages get answered after the other forms are caught up.


10075 Levon Ave
Truckee, CA 96161

Email and Phone: See above. 

Self-Help staff is at the Truckee Courthouse the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the morning for walk ins.  Appointments for the afternoon must be made in advance.  Send   Put SHC Truckee Appointment in the subject line to get it sorted faster.

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