Fresno County Family Law Facilitator

Address

1130 O Street
First Floor
Fresno, CA 93721
United States

(559) 457 - 2100
Areas Served
Fresno County
Who We Are

The Office of the Family Law Facilitator provides assistance to self-represented litigants (parties to a lawsuit who do not have an attorney) in handling their child and spousal support cases. The Office of the Family Law Facilitator provides information and explains options without giving legal advice. When assisted by the Facilitator, you are still in control by making the decision as to what action to pursue in relation to your case.

Accessibility
This organization is accessible by wheelchair
This organization provides access for the hearing impaired
Eligibility
Community Groups
Homeless
Medicaid Eligible
Mentally Ill
Other
Over 60
Person living with HIV/AIDS
Person with Disabilities
Prisoner
Related to person living with HIV/AIDS
Survivor of Domestic Violence
U.S. Citizen or Documented Immigrant
Under 18
Description of Service Types
The Family Law Facilitator CAN:\nHelp you select the proper legal forms, and in some cases, complete the forms and file the forms.\nPrepare the paperwork to establish, modify or terminate child and/or spousal support orders;\nExplain the process of establishing paternity, and prepare the necessary paperwork to establish paternity;\nPrepare Motions and/or Orders to Show Cause and responses to establish, modify or terminate a child support, spousal support or health insurance order; determine arrears; release licenses; establish repayment plans; seek reimbursement for overpayments; and, quash or modify wage assignment orders;\nPrepare Orders After Hearing for child support, spousal support, establishment of paternity or disestablishment of paternity;\nProvide information and prepare draft calculations of support amounts based on statutory guidelines;\nProvide referrals to DCSS (Department of Child Support Services), Family Court Services and other community agencies;\nPrepare answers to DCSS complaints;\nPrepare motions to set aside previous rulings in appropriate cases;\nAssist in preparing and filing Proofs of Service;\nPrepare wage assignments; and\nPrepare fee waiver applications.\n\nThe Family Law Facilitator CANNOT:\nAct as your attorney, but solely as a neutral person who does not represent any parent or party. There is no attorney-client relationship or privilege between you and any office staff. The staff at the Family Law Facilitator�s office are employees of the Fresno County Superior Court and represent the court, not the people who use its services. Because we do not represent individuals, the Family Law Facilitator�s Office may assist both parties in a case. Communications between you and the Family Law Facilitator�s Office are not confidential.\nAttend any court hearing with you. If you need to go to court to present your case, you will present your case alone.\nMay not be able to provide assistance with complex cases. You are advised to seek the services of a private attorney in such situations. The Family Law Facilitator�s Office may not assist parties who are represented by an attorney.\nBe responsible for the outcome of your case.
Organization Type
Court Programs
Spoken Languages
Hmong / lus Hmoob
Spanish / Español
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