Self-Help

The Sutter County Family Law Facilitator's Office and Self-Help Center is limiting in-person assistance until further notice. All previously scheduled clinics and appointments are canceled 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.

If you feel that your child is in danger and you need EMERGENCY CUSTODY ORDERS, click here for more information regarding which forms you need to complete and submit to the court.

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.

HELP WITH COMPLETING 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. The Odyssey Guide & File program is maintained by Tyler Technologies, a private company. Tyler Technologies is not affiliated with, or endorsed by, the Sutter County Superior Court. This link is provided as a resource to the public. Please be advised that the programs provided by Guide & File are designed for statewide use and contain general instructions that may vary locally depending on the court where you file your forms. Additionally, there may be local forms that are required for filing but are not provided in the form sets produced by the Guide & File program. It is highly recommended that you review the Local Rules for more specific information and guidance before filing any forms with the court.

 

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. 

530-822-3305