The rules for self-help centers are the same as with other help from your court:
The self-help center lawyer is not your lawyer. He or she works for the court and is a lawyer who can help people who do not have their own lawyer.
You do not have attorney-client privilege with self-help center staff. What you say to the staff or lawyer is NOT confidential.
Both sides can get help from the self-help center.
Self-help center services are free. Anyone who does not have their own lawyer can get help from the self-help center. It does not matter how much money you make.
Provides many types of assistance from your court.
Family Law Facilitator (FLF)
A family law facilitator is a lawyer with experience in family law who works for the superior court in your county to help parents and children for free.
The family law facilitator gives you educational materials that explain how to:
Establish parentage (paternity); and
Get, change, or enforce child, spousal, or partner support orders.
The family law facilitator can also:
Give you the court forms you need;
Help you fill out your forms;
Help you figure out support amounts; and
Refer you to your local child support agency, family court services, and other community agencies that help parents and children.
Small Claims Advisor (SCA)
Most counties are required to have a small claims advisor to give free legal information in small claims cases. The kinds of services offered vary from county to county. The court clerk's office can tell you about the services available in your court.
The small claims advisor is not your lawyer. Lawyers are not allowed in small claims court and you represent yourself.
You do not have attorney-client privilege with the small claims advisor. What you say to the advisor is NOT confidential.
Both sides can get help from the small claims advisor.
The small claims advisor is free. Anyone who needs help with a small claims matter can go to the small claims advisor. It does not matter how much money you make.