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
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)
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
copy of any Court documents relating to your case,
Income and expense information,
Your last three paycheck stubs, or AFDC invoice,
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.
Facilitator cannot represent you in Court or give you legal advise regarding your particular
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.
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.
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.
need legal advice, the Facilitator will assist you in finding an attorney
to help you.