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COVID-19 Protocols:

If you are sick or have respiratory symptoms, such as a fever or a cough, please do not come to the courthouse.  Please contact your attorney, call the Court at (530) 694-2113, or see if you can appear remotely.


The Court provides free legal assistance to eligible consumers representing themselves in civil cases. While we will not represent you, we can help you to process your own case.

Self-Help Services

Free resources are available to eligible consumers to help find legal information and learn how to represent yourself in some legal matters.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Self-Help Services are closed to in-person assistance. Assistance is currently being provided remotely by telephone. (Rev. 03-11-2022)

We do not give legal advice, but we can help fill out forms and assist in the following areas:
  • Family Law
  • Evictions
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Small Claims Actions
  • Debt Collection
  • Parentage Actions
  • Child Support, Custody, Visitation
  • Guardianship
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Other Civil Matters

Alpine County Family Law Facilitator Services

The Family Law Facilitator is an attorney available to provide procedural assistance to people who are representing themselves in family court.

Free legal assistance is available for those with issues related to:
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Parentage
  • Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Other Family Law Matters

California Courts Self-Help Center

The Judicial Council of California provides additional self-help information in English and Spanish.

The California Courts Self-Help Center (English)
Cortes de California Centro de Ayuda (Spanish)

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