Helping Pro Se Family Law Litigants

Solano County, California has a full-time family law facilitator whose job it is to provide information and services to help people who are handling their own family law case. Here’s the article from the Times-Herald. The idea of the program is to allow people to access the court system even if they’re not able to afford to hire a lawyer.

The facilitator, Richard DeBlois, says the facilitator’s office cannot give legal advice but can offer information and guidance. It helps litigants with starting or changing child support, filing a divorce, establishing paternity of a child, understanding court procedures, and dealing with domestic partner issues.