All California courts use the same basic set of forms. This webpage provides blank copies of those forms as well as informational sheets (some in multiple languages) that may help guide you through the process.
This a page linking to the state court website to guide you if you and/or your children have the special circumstance of being immigrants (documented or undocumented).
This page links to an explanation of the how “parentage” is defined in court as well as the rights of parents who are not the mother of the child.
This pamphlet for parents, foster parents, guardians, and people who hold education rights for school-aged children who are struggling in school, describes the process for identifying the need for special education and the services and supports the school can provide.
This is a guide to understanding dependency proceedings for caregivers of children who are in foster care.
This is San Joaquin’s official webpage for their dependency court.
Call (209) 948-4620 to talk with an attorney for 30 minutes regarding any subject for a minimal rate. Call for an appointment.
These are resources within the community of San Joaquin county that can assist you with finding work, child care, addressing medical needs, finding support groups, obtaining mental health services, and much more.