The Sutter County Family Law Facilitator and Self-Help Center is now offering online clinics. These online clinics will be conducted using Go To Meeting, a web-hosting service that allows online meetings with video and screen-sharing in real time. View our calendar for the information on the clinics that are being offered.

You must pre-register to attend an online clinic. Contact the Self-Help Center by phone (530) 822-3305 or by email to pre-register, to get the meeting materials and information, and if you have any questions.

The Self-Help Center staff can provide information about your legal rights and obligations, upcoming workshops and other available assistance; however, they cannot provide legal advice. 

The Self-Help Center does not currently provide assistance to litigants with Civil Harassment Restraining Orders, Contempt Proceedings, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Adoptions, or Grandparent Visitation.  

You should contact a private attorney if you want personalized advice or strategy, to have a confidential conversation, or to be represented by an attorney in court.

Find your case number or court date.

To find your case number click on this  Calendar link and enter your name in the search box for "Last Name".  All Cases with your last name should appear on the calendar.  You can find your case number and future court dates on that list.  If your case is a confidential case, for example has an "SQ" in the case number it will not appear on the public calendar and the clerks cannot give you information over the phone.  You will need to come into the courthouse with a photo identification for information on confidential case information or court dates.  

Self-Help Center Hours

Monday through Friday:

In Person 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Limited Assistance

Telephone 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


Limited In-Person Assistance

The Sutter County Family Law Facilitator's Office and Self-Help Center is limiting in-person assistance until further notice. Our preferred methods of assistance are: Telephone from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (530) 822-3305 and Email assistance through E-Help. This is subject to change due to staff availability.

There are several Self-Help resources that can be accessed from anywhere with internet. The California Court's website has information on a variety of case types and issues, and court forms. If you want help completing court forms online, Odyssey Guide & File is a free program that guides a user through a series of questions with the goal of producing legal forms that may be printed, then filed with the court.