Self-Help Center: Workshops & Document Checks

The Monterey Superior Court’s Self-Help Center offers workshops about family law matters including divorce, child custody, support and visitation. All workshops are conducted by the Family Law Facilitator, a Staff Attorney, or a Paralegal.

The Self-Help Center also offers DOCUMENT REVIEWS to review your filled-out court forms before you file them, to identify any mistakes or missing forms, and to avoid paperwork returns from the court.

Children are not allowed at the WORKSHOPS or DOCUMENT REVIEWS. The information discussed is usually inappropriate for children.

WORKSHOPS and DOCUMENTS REVIEWS are held at one of these locations:

  • The Monterey Self-Help Center located on the first floor of the Monterey Courthouse, 1200 Aguajito Road, in Monterey; or

  • The Salinas Self Help Center located on the first floor of the Salinas Courthouse, 240 Church Street, Salinas CA

IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT, you must check in with the Self-Help Center front desk at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. Otherwise, the appointment will be given to someone on the waiting list.

There is a waiting list for WORKSHOPS or DOCUMENT REVIEWS;

IT IS A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED LIST. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE WAITING LIST.

At the Monterey location, you must take a number and be in front of the Self-Help Center at least 45 minutes prior to the event. The list of names for the waiting list is taken 30 minutes prior to the start time of the event.

At the Salinas location, you must be in line at least 45 minutes prior to the event, and the list will be taken by staff 30 minutes prior to the start time of the event.

To get an appointment, you may sign up at either Self Help Center location, on line (below), or by phone to (831)-647-5800. (The Self Help Center is very busy all day long, and it is difficult for staff to take phone calls. Please use the on-line sign-up service if you can.)


8:30 am
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Please make only one appointment at a time. Multiple appointments will be removed.


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8:30 am
Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes.

Si espanol es su idioma preferido.
Primary Spanish speakers only, please.


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10:00 am
Fridays

Please make only one appointment at a time. Multiple appointments will be removed.


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10:00 am
Viernes

Sólo aplica este taller si usted tiene un caso abierto con la corte.
Si Español es su idioma preferido.
Primary Spanish speakers only, please.


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10:00 am
2nd and 4th Mondays

This workshop is for new dissolution filings only. It is only offered in English.
Please make only one appointment at a time. Multiple appointments will be removed.


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10:00 am
Primer y Tercer Lunes del mes

Este taller es para comenzar un divorcio.

Si Español es su idioma preferido.
Primary Spanish speakers only, please


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10:00 am
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.

Workshop is structured for existing cases only., If you have a new filing, you will need to attend the New Dissolution (Divorce) Workshop offered the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.

Please make only one appointment at a time.
Multiple appointments will be removed.


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10:00 am
Primer y Tercer Miércoles del mes

Para casos que ya están abiertos solamente.
Si necesita comenzar un divorcio, tendrá que asistir el taller que es ofrecido el Primer y Tercer Lunes del mes.

Si Español es su idioma preferido.
Primary Spanish speakers only, please.


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10:00 am
1st & 3rd Mondays

Clinic to initiate or complete guardianship process.


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10:00 am
El Segundo y Cuarto Lunes del Mes

(Noten este taller es solamente para padres que no estan casados


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8:30 am
Mondays and Fridays.

Lunes y Viernes.


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2:00 pm
Mondays and Fridays.

Lunes y Viernes.


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10:00 am
Primer y Tercer Lunes del mes.

Este taller es para comenzar un divorcio.
Si Español es su idioma preferido.

Primary Spanish speakers only, please.


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2:00pm
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

Workshop is structured for existing cases only. If you have a new filing, you will need to attend the New Dissolution (Divorce) Workshop offered the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.
(Some cases filed before 10/13/15 may be referred to the Monterey site.)

Primer y Tercer Viernes del mes.

Para casos que ya están abiertos solamente. Si necesita comenzar un divorcio, tendrá que asistir el taller que es ofrecido el Primer y Tercer Lunes del mes.
(Algunos casos abiertos antes de 10/13/15 pueden ser referidos a el Centro de Auto Ayuda de Monterey)


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10:00 am
El Segundo y Cuarto Lunes del Mes.

(Noten este taller es solamente para padres que no estan casados)


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10:00 am
Viernes.

Sólo aplica este taller si usted tiene un caso abierto con la corte. Si Español es su idioma preferido.

Primary Spanish speakers only, please.


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