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Self-Help Legal Services

About Self-Help Legal Services

Self-Help Legal Services provides legal assistance in the areas of family law, evictions, small claims, name changes, guardianship, conservatorship, probate and restraining orders. You can find information about upcoming workshops and other available assistance below.


How Do I Get Started?

You can research your case by choosing from the buttons below.  More topics are available at the Self Help Tab above or at the list of topics on the right. 

  • Small Claims

    Small Claims court is a special civil court where disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. The rules are simple and informal.

  • Civil Self-Help

    Information on Civil Harassment Restraining Order, Name Change and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

  • Evictions (Unlawful Detainer)

    Information on a legal process through which a landlord can remove a tenant from a property the tenant is renting.

  • Families & Children

    Information regarding divorce, separation, and child custody.

  • Domestic Violence

    A restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse, and/or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with.

  • Probate

    Probate Court handles decedent's estates, trust proceedings, guardianship proceedings, conservatorship proceedings, minor's compromises, and mental health filings.

Get Help with Legal Information and Assistance with Forms

Self Help Legal Services offers limited assistance in the case types shown below. Please click on the button for a list of services and how to get assistance.

Self-Help Events and Workshops