Office of the Family Law Facilitator

Every court in California has a lawyer that will help you with family law problems for free. These lawyers are called "family law facilitators." The facilitators can't be your lawyer, but they can help in other ways, such as showing you how to fill out court forms and telling you about other places to get help, like lawyer referral services, legal aid clinics, and self-help law centers.


Lamoreaux Justice Center
341 The City Drive
1st Floor, Room 101
Orange, CA 92868

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


The Family Law Facilitator is an experienced Family Law attorney who works for the Superior Court.

The Family Law Facilitator is not your attorney. There is no attorney-client relationship between you and the Family Law Facilitator. The facilitator is neutral and can help you and the other party (for example, your former spouse, the parent of your child, etc.). If you want help with your case strategy, you should consult with a private attorney for legal advice.

The Office of the Family Law Facilitator provides education, information and explains options without giving legal advice. The Office of the Family Law Facilitator can assist self-represented litigants in handling their own child and spousal support cases.

When you speak with the Family Law Facilitator (or any staff member in the Facilitator’s office) your conversation is not private or confidential.

The Family Law Facilitator is not responsible for the outcome of your case.


The Office of the Family Law Facilitator is restricted to issues relating to child support.

We can help you to:

You may also visit the Self-Help website resources page and select Educational Videos for additional information


Services are offered in a group setting, on a first-come first-served basis.

When you visit the Office of the Family Law Facilitator we will review your information and we may be able to assist you on your first visit. If you do not have all of the necessary documents, or if we need to order your file, then you may choose the day that you want to return for assistance

  • Choose a day and time to attend
  • Bring all necessary documents
  • Arrive on time

We do not offer individualized services or private appointments.

Family Law Facilitator workshops are free.


  • Your Superior Court case number
  • A copy of any orders or judgment in your case
  • Your last four (4) paycheck stubs as well as any information regarding any other income earned by either yourself or the other party
  • If you are self-employed, please bring a copy of your Schedule C and your Profit and Loss Statement
  • Disability or unemployment information
  • An estimate of your monthly living expenses including housing, utilities, insurance, food, transportation, education, clothing, daycare expenses, and any extraordinary expenses related to health care and catastrophic losses
  • Names and birthdates of your children and an estimate of your custodial/visitation time with each child.

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