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NOTICE: The Family Law Facilitator / Self-Help office is providing services remotely through our expanded LiveChat hours. Click on the blue box at the bottom right corner of this page. We are currently providing limited in person services. For more information please see our flyer.
For assistance with domestic violence restraining orders against an intimate partner, please contact Bay Area Legal Aid's Domestic Violence Hotline at 888-330-1940.
For small claims assistance please find information about our Small Claims Advisor at
For unlawful detainer (eviction) referrals please see

Community Resources for Remote Access The San Mateo Superior Court's online services ensure that you can file documents, search for information, and access legal assistance without travel to the courthouse. View a list Community Resources for Remote Access »

Self-Prep and FileClick for a computer program that can help you fill out all these forms by answering simple questions. It can also help you file your forms electronically (through e-filing) if you choose. Visit our e-filing page for more information.

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Judicial Council Self-Help Center
Judicial Council Self-Help Center in Spanish
Judicial Council Immigration Resources