Department of Child Support Services & the Courts
Child Support Services does not provide legal advice and will not contact the court on your behalf. Additionally, we do not have the authority to change or move a scheduled court date. Only the court can change a court date. If you find you need to reschedule a court date you can contact the Superior Court Clerks Office at 707-445-7256 Humboldt or 530-623-1208 Trinity to attempt to reschedule.
Child Support Services is also prohibited from providing assistance in spousal support, child custody and visitation proceedings. For these types of assistance we recommend that you contact the Family Law Facilitators office or consult private legal council.
Private Family Law Attorney
Some child support case participants have private attorneys that represent them in legal actions related to Dissolution of Marriage, Child Custody, Visitation, and Parentage. It is the choice of the participant if they also want the private attorney to represent their interest in any legal action related to the child support case. In any case where a private attorney is representing someone for child support purposes copies of legal filings will be sent to the attorney.
If a participant is represented by a private attorney, and a Permission to Discuss Attorney Form is not on file for the child support case, workers from the child support office cannot discuss the case with the participant directly, all communication will happen through the attorney's office. To approve direct communication between the represented participant and the child support office, the form can be completed by the private attorney's office and submitted by email, fax, or regular mail.
Family Law Facilitator
The Family Law Facilitator program can help those who do not have attorneys to handle their divorce, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and paternity cases. Please view more information on their websites.
- California Courts Law Self-Help Information
- California Courts Child Support Self-Help Information
- Trinity County Family Court Services
- Trinity County Superior Court Local Court Rules
- Humboldt Court Contact Information and Hours
- Humboldt County Family Court Services
- Humboldt Superior Court Telephonic Hearing Information and Instructions
Court Forms Online Resources and Support
For easy to use court forms, go to http://sharpcourts.org/about-sharp/onlineresources/ . There are simple packets available for Divorce/Dissolution, Domestic Violence Restraining Order, Guardianship, Name Change, Parentage, Small Claims, Civil Harassment Restraining Order, and Elder Abuse.
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