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  SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF INYO

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INYO COUNTY SELF-HELP CENTER

Inyo Legal Self-Help Center/Family Law Facilitator's Office

314 West Line Street, Ste. D (this will be our new office as of May 1, 2010)
Bishop, CA  93514
760. 872-4444

OPEN:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WALK-INS WELCOME from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  First Come-First Served.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

EXTENDED HOURS – open 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month.  Call (760) 872-4444 to Schedule Your Appointment. 

AREAS OF ASSISTANCE INCLUDE:

Child Custody/Visitation                                                 Adoptions/Guardianships
Child Support/Spousal Support                                     Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Divorce/Legal Separation                                              Civil Harassment

Paternity                                                                        Court Procedures

*The Inyo Legal Self-Help Center is a free service designed for self-represented litigants who need information about specific legal issues, legal forms, preparing for a court hearing, or court procedures.  The Center does NOT provide legal representation or give legal advice about cases.

MEDIATION INSTRUCTIONS - FAMILY LAW (12-20-2010)

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INYO COUNTY FAMILY LAW FACILITATOR

The State of California has a compelling interest in the welfare of the children in this state.  Helping families to find a speedy, low-conflict, low-cost method for resolving the important issues of support and health is given high priority by the government.  For this reason, the State has created the position of Family Law Facilitator in every County.

A Family Law Facilitator is an attorney appointed by the Court to assist parents in resolving child support, and health insurance issues that arise when the parents separate.  Although the Facilitator can help everyone, priority is given to those parents who can not afford to hire an attorney.  If the Facilitator has time, he can help with other family law problems the parents may have.

The Superior Court of California, County of Inyo has contracted with Ms. Sharon Remley, to provide these services.  Ms. Remley has special training in helping people representing themselves in family law matters. You may contact Ms. Remley by calling: Telephone (760) 872-4444 or Fax (760) 872-4448.  The office is located at 314 West Line Street, Suite H, Bishop, California 93514.  There is no charge for the services of the Family Law Facilitator.

Meeting the Facilitator, you need to bring.....

  • A copy of any Court documents relating to your case,
  • Income and expense information,
  • Your last three paycheck stubs, or AFDC invoice,
  • A copy of your last tax return.

The Facilitator can explain the Court process to you, mediate disputes about child custody and spousal support, help you prepare for Court, prepare Court Orders after your hearing, refer you to the District Attorney's Family Support Division and other community resources, answer other family law questions that you may have and provide you with information on how to handle the important issues of child support, spousal support, paternity, custody and visitation.

The Facilitator cannot represent you in Court or give you legal advise regarding your particular case.

The first thing you will be asked to do when you meet with the facilitator is to fill out an INTAKE FORM.  On this form you will be asked to answer questions about your case and what sort of assistance you need from the Facilitator to discuss your case.

The Facilitator must give priority to family law matters concerning child and spousal support, health insurance, and paternity.  If the Facilitator has time, he will help you with other matters.

If you need to fill out forms to proceed with your case, you may obtain some of these from the Facilitator.  The Facilitator has instructional material that will show you how to fill out these forms.

If you need legal advice, the Facilitator will assist you in finding an attorney to help you.