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How This Website Can Help You

 

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN HERE:

  • How to get an order from the Court for child support
  • Raise or reduce child support
  • Respond to a Department of Child Support Services Child Support action
  • Get a court order for custody or visitation
  • Change a court order for custody or visitation
  • File for a divorce or finalize a divorce
  • How to get a court order for spousal support
  • Change a court order for spousal support
  • Information on how to obtain a restraining order
  • Obtain information about Child Custody Recommending Counseling
  • Determine fees for filing documents with the Court
  • Apply for a waiver of filing fees
  • Obtain telephone numbers and locations of Family Court offices
  • Get assistance, information, forms, or Self Service guides from other sources

WHAT YOU CAN DO HERE:

  • Fill out documents for Family Court
  • Receive information on how to obtain family law information packets (there may be a cost for some of the forms)
  • Review local rules of court governing family law in Alameda County
  • See or print a map of how to locate courthouses with family law services
  • Receive information regarding direct fax filing
  • Review a diagram of how family law cases usually flow through the Court
  • Print forms that you can then fill out and file in the Family Court
  • Review or print the fee schedule
  • View Parent Orientation to Child Custody Recommending Counseling
  • Request a Child Custody Recommending Counseling appointment

WHAT YOU CANNOT DO HERE:

  • Receive legal advice
  • Electronically file documents in the Family Court
  • File to get a restraining order (You must come to Family Court to file your documents; you cannot file them online).
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