The resources below contain helpful information for people who either have family-related lawsuits or who are considering initiating family lawsuits in the geographic areas where I work.


Selected pages from the online help center at the California courts website:


California law (including Family Code, Code of Civil Procedure, etc.)

California Rules of Court


County court websites (there’s plenty more useful information here):

Santa Clara County

San Francisco

San Mateo County


Case information websites where you can check the status of your case if you have a divorce or child support case already open:

Santa Clara County Public Access Case Information Website

San Francisco Online Services

San Mateo County Online Case Access


Child Protective Services telephone numbers:

Santa Clara County:
North 650-493-1186
South 408-683-0601
Central 408-299-2071

San Francisco

San Mateo


National Domestic Violence Hotline:


From the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency: