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Child Support - Legal Resources

The Office of the Family Law Facilitator is an important and useful free resource for residents of both counties. The Facilitator is an attorney who can discuss the matters listed below, answer your questions and explain what your options are. The Facilitator only assists people who represent themselves. The Facilitator is neutral and does not represent anyone in court. The Facilitator’s office can give you legal information and help you with many issues including:

  • Child support, spousal support
  • Establishing parentage
  • Divorce, separation, annulment
  • Custody and visitation issues
  • Step-parent adoptions
  • Orders after hearing
  • Modification of existing orders
  • Responding to papers which have been served upon you
  • Name changes
  • Emancipation
  • Restraining orders
  • Guardianships (call before coming into a clinic)
  • Small claims
  • Evictions

The Siskiyou County Family Law Facilitator

Conducts free self-help clinics at two locations: at the city hall/courthouse in Weed and at the courthouse in Yreka.

Dissolution (Divorce) Workshop: All customers wishing to utilize the Self-Help clinic to file for dissolution, nullity or legal separation must attend the Dissolution (Divorce) Workshop at the Yreka Courthouse, held on most Fridays. Call 530.842.0157 to pre-register no later than 4:00 pm on the Thursday before the scheduled workshop. The check-in time is 8:30 a.m. at the Law Library in the basement of the courthouse at 311 4th Street, in Yreka. Before traveling long distances, please call 530-842-0157 on the day of the clinic for last minute schedule changes.

Modoc County Family Law Facilitator

Wendy Dier, has offices located at 201 South Court St., Alturas, CA. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30-5pm. 530-233-2008. Email: wendy.dier@modoc.courts.ca.gov

Superior Court Websites

The California Courts Online Self-Help Center

Provides extensive information and resources to the public on the Worldwide Web. You can download forms and view information about all categories of law, including Family Law.

Legal Services of Northern California

Has a clinic twice a month in Yreka, Mount Shasta and Burney for family law issues.  You must contact their Shasta Regional office in Redding to schedule an appointment for Yreka and Mount Shasta clinics.  Burney location is a walk-in clinic held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

The State Bar of California

Has information regarding Lawyer Referral Services and useful links.

Child Support Guideline Calculator

Is an online resource for calculating child support.