Family Law Resources
Posted by:rjf on 02/17/2015 9:22 AM

Local Agencies:
Santa Cruz Court Self Help Center/ Family Law Facilitator:
Provides assistance with divorce, establishing and modifying custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and establishing parentage. Watsonville 1 Second Street Rm. 301, Watsonville, CA 95076 All services are walk-in only, no appointments. For more information and to see current hours visit 

Department of Child Support Services:
Provides assistance in establishing parentage, establishing and collecting child support. Open from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Their office is located at 420 May Avenue in Santa Cruz. Call 1-866-901-3212

Online Resources:
California Courts Self Help Center:
Provides information about various aspects of Family Law and provides links to fillable and nonfillable forms. Includes information on starting a divorce, legal separation or annulment proceedings. Additionally, it provides information on establishing child custody, visitation and support.

Divorce Help LIne: Website provides information on the divorce process focusing on how to reduce conflict and settle your divorce outside of the courts. The Reading Room has articles on addressing divorce related issues.

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