Local

May 11, 2012

Legal Assistance Tip #3

Using free, court-sponsored assistance to file California legal forms

Written by: Staff
More articles by »

If you are seeking assistance with identifying the proper legal forms to use, and/or need help completing legal forms that you intend to file in a California court, court-sponsored “self-help centers” are an excellent no-cost resource.

Additionally, self-help centers regularly provide free legal workshops and seminars on legal topics including small claims lawsuits, probating estates, divorce and guardianship.

For those living in Los Angeles County, which includes Palmdale and Lancaster, the nearest self-help center is located at the courthouse in Lancaster, at 42011 4th Street W., Room 3700. For those living in Kern County, (Edwards, Rosamond, California City, Boron, North Edwards) the nearest self-help center is located at the courthouse in Bakersfield, at 1415 Truxtun Ave., 3rd Floor. In Kern County, self-help services are also provided by phone at (661) 868-2532.

If your issue specifically pertains to family law like child custody, guardianship, spousal support, and child support, California courts also have no-cost, “family law facilitator” departments that can assist with identifying proper forms, form completion and general, procedural questions. The nearest Los Angeles County Family Law Facilitator department is located at the courthouse in Lancaster, identified above, and may be contacted by phone at (661) 974-7348. For Kern County, the nearest family law facilitator is located at the courthouse in Mojave, at 1773 Hwy. 58. However, because Mojave is considered a “satellite” courthouse, availability is limited to Mondays, from 9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. The Kern County Family Law Facilitator may also be reached via email at: WMFacil@kern.courts.ca.gov

Finally, the California courts have an outstanding self-help website: www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp. In addition to providing an overview of most legal processes, the website has all the necessary “fillable” PDF forms you may need for your specific legal action.

For more information, please contact the Base Legal Office at (661) 277-4310. Legal assistance attorneys are available 10-11 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 3-4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Paralegals can provide power of attorney and notary services 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Separated but not alone

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho–As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, how am I going...
 
 
duck-blind2

Duck blind drawing slated for Aug. 8

Waterfowl hunters can participate in the annual duck blind drawing scheduled Aug. 8 at the Rod and Gun Activity, Bldg. 210. Base hunting permits may be submitted to drawing officials from 9 a.m. until the actual drawing begins,...
 
 
LPGA1

Free golf clinics with LPGA tour player

Air Force photographs by Rebecca Amber Ladies Professional Golf Association tour player Stephanie Louden demonstrates how to correctly use three golf clubs, a wedge, a 7-iron and a driver during the free golf clinic July 24. Lo...
 

 

NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Aug. 3-7 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Beef taco salad Tuesday Lasagna Side salad and garlic bread Wednesday Country fried steak Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Thursday Orange chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Baked cod Macaroni and cheese Broccoli All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage, $1.99; Large,...
 
 

Air Force promotes fatigue countermeasures

Human fatigue results from sleep deprivation. Fatigue has become a growing concern in the Air Force as sustained and continuous operations, along with global deployments, are stretching the ability of our forces to meet growing mission demands. Some Airmen may question whether fatigue is really a big enough hazard to worry about. Fatigue can decrease...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best

Losing sleep: CSAF shares what keeps him up at night

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks with 501st Combat Support Wing Airmen during an all call at Royal Air Force Croughton, England, July 16. Welsh explained the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>