Family Law Facilitators are attorneys with experience in family law matters and who provide free assistance to unrepresented litigants regarding petitions, responses, Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) questions, child and spousal support calculations, motions, and general family law questions. Facilitators can help you in preparing your forms and can give you general information, but they cannot go with you to court.
The Family Law Facilitator is not your lawyer, but a neutral person who does not represent any party. There is no attorney-client relationship between you and the Facilitator. Communications between you and the Facilitator are not confidential. You should consult with your own attorney if you want personalized legal advice or strategy, have a confidential conversation, or be represented by an attorney in court.
The Family Law facilitator is not responsible for the outcome of your case.
Facilitators are available to meet with litigants on a first come, first served basis, during regular hours at various courthouses throughout Riverside County.
While visiting the Family Law Facilitator's Office, it is recommended that your children be left with an appropriate child care provider. If you do not have a child care provider, the Court offers child care for children who are at least 3 years of age and potty trained. The children's room services are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. No service is available during the lunch hour. Parents must pick up their children during the lunch hour and provide them lunch.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are beginning a family law case you will be required to attend a workshop before meeting individually with a Facilitator. For the family law workshop calendar follow one of these links: