We help people who need legal information but don't have a lawyer. We can answer questions about your case, help you figure out which forms you need and how to fill them out, and explain different legal options.
If you are being abused or harassed or are afraid of someone, you may be able to ask the Court for protection.
When an adult cannot take care of themselves or manage their property or money, you can ask the Court to be appointed as their Conservator.
Find more information regarding Divorce or Separation, and the difference between the three types of cases.
If you can’t pay your court fees, you may qualify for a fee waiver.
When a child is living with an adult, who is not their parent, and the adult needs a Court order to make decisions for the child, the adult will need to file for a probate guardianship.
The self-help page on the Judicial Council of California website has a wealth of information regarding a variety of legal issues.
In general, searches are performed in the computer, case files, microfiche, microfilm or indexes.
The Self-Help Center is located on the first floor of the Merced Courthouse and the first floor of the Los Banos Courthouse.
Small claims court is a special court to help you resolve your dispute quickly and inexpensively.
As a result of the pandemic, there are 3 new laws that have been enacted regarding evictions.
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