Court Facilitators help people without attorneys in Superior Court family law cases (Divorce, Modification of Child Support, Modification of Parenting Plan / Residential Schedule, Paternity, Relocation of Children Act and Emancipation to name a few)
Help identify which mandatory family law forms are needed
Review forms you've prepared for completeness
Help schedule court hearings
Explain court procedures
Make referrals to other agencies
Court Facilitators cannot give legal advice or provide legal representation.
Local forms, such as the Note for Motion Docket to be used to schedule a hearing may be found on our local forms page.
What is Required by the Court
Papers must be checked before final hearings: For dissolution, legalseparation, invalidity of marriage and non-parental custody cases, before final hearing may be scheduled before a Judicial Officer, the Facilitator and a Court Commissioner must check final documents for completeness.
Fees for Facilitator Services
Scheduled appointment: $20
Cash, Debit, or Credit, payable to County Clerk, 3rd Floor, prior to scheduling appointment
No fee waivers for appointment fee
Free services may be available elsewhere
$20 fee includes first appointment and (when applicable) final, follow-up appointment