California Online Self-Help Center  |  Centro de ayuda en línea Free resources are available to help you find legal information and learn how to represent yourself in some legal matters.

Important Disclosure: These programs and services are available to all parties in a case. The program staff cannot represent any of the parties in a case. No attorney-client relationship is created between any party and the program staff as a result of these services. Communications between parties and program staff are not confidential. The staff can only provide information and education, not legal advice. To receive legal advice, one must hire a private attorney.

If you need legal advice you should consult with a lawyer. See the Lawyer Referral and Information Services.



Self Help Center

The Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County Self-Help Center and website provide services and procedural information for self-represented litigants in order to increase understanding, participation, and access to the justice system and to enhance efficiencies and effectiveness of the court.

Self-Help Center offers help in the following types of issues:

  • Divorce
  • Child Support Orders
  • Child Custody and Visitation Orders
  • Spousal Support Orders
  • Response to Department of Child Support Services case
  • Response to Request for Order
  • Establish a legal parent and child relationship when there is no marriage
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
  • Start or Terminate a Guardianship
  • Name Change / Gender Change
  • Elder Abuse Restraining Order
  • Uncontested Step-Parent Adoption (Agreement By All Parents)

View hours of operation and closed dates

Workshop Flyers

Free Workshop: How to Start a Family Law Case

Workshop: How to Modify Child Support, Child Custody or Visitation Orders

Judicial Administrative Records

Access to Judicial administrative records may be made using this form: 

Request for Public Records Form.pdf