Self-Help workshops

Clicking on one of the links below will take you to a flyer about workshops held at courthouses in Santa Clara County, to help you with certain kinds of cases. See the flyers for information about times, dates, etc.

Note: Workshops previously available and listed at the bottom of this page are not being offered at this time, effective April 6, 2015


Default & Default Judgment Divorce Workshop

A workshop to move your case forward when you started a divorce case, served the other party, and they haven’t filed a Response. Before you can sign up for this workshop, you must complete, file and serve the Preliminary Declaration of Disclosures (PDDs). You may attend the Preliminary Declaration of Disclosures workshop (see below) for assistance with that process.

In order to participate in the Default Divorce Workshop, you will need to schedule a Group Status Conference by calling 408-534-5710, or by going into the Clerk's Office at any of the Family Law Courthouses.

limited conservatorship workshop

Limited Conservatorship Workshop

The Self-Help Center conducts a monthly workshop. They may be able to help you fill out the court forms that ask a Judge to order that you are a developmentally disabled person's conservator.

Click here to request attending a workshop


Preliminary Declaration of Disclosures Workshop

How to fill out, file and serve the Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure forms required in divorce, legal separation and nullity cases

In October, the workshop will be held on 10/14/16 at 1:30pm, not 10/7/16 as previously posted. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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NOTE: The following workshops are not available as of April 6, 2015

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Divorce Workshop - not available

How to start or respond to a divorce or legal separation.

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Unmarried Parents Workshop - not available

How to start a court case about custody, visitation, or support, and get a judgment about who a child's parents are.

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Get a Court Hearing Workshop - not available

How to fill out, file and serve Request for Order forms for new or changed custody or visitation orders, or for a new support order.

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