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Self-Help Center


The Inyo Superior Court offers a free Self Help Center (SHC) to assist self-represented customers with a variety of basic legal issues.  The Self-Help Center Attorney or staff cannot provide legal advice.  Conversations with the Self-Help Center are not confidential.  The Self-Help Center will help both sides to the case.   

What We Help With:

  • Child Custody and Visitation Orders
  • Child and Spousal Support Orders (modification)
  • Civil Restraining Orders (Domestic Violence, Civil Harassment, Elder Abuse, Workplace Violence)
  • Department of Child Support Services
  • Divorce & Legal Separation
  • Establishment of Paternity
  • Guardianships (person only)
  • Step-Parent Adoptions
  • Name Changes
  • Residential Evictions
  • Small Claims
  • Non-Probate Transfers of Property
  • Expungement

Assistance Available By:

Walk-in, telephone, e-mail, mail.  Remote services available by appointment every Friday through phone or Zoom. 

Reference and Educational Materials:

Instructions for completing and filing court forms, self-help forms, self-help books, computer access to legal forms and programs, local attorney lists, and reference lists for community resources and organizations.

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