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Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Paternity, Spousal Support , Divorce, Restraining Order

Domestic Violence, Restraining Order

YWCA of Sonoma County
Hotline (707) 546-1234

  • Assistance for victims of domestic violence.
  • Restraining order assistance.


Grandparents Parenting Again
(707) 566-8676

  • Call for appointment to the Office of the Court Investigator.
  • Guardianship clinics twice a month. Assistance with filling our forms.

Domestic Violence, Restraining Orders, Guardianship

Legal Aid of Sonoma County
144 South E Street
Suite 100
Santa Rosa
CA 95404
(707) 542-1290

  • Workshops open to all: General Family Law, Drivers License Retrieval, Civil Law.
  • Clinics by appointment: The Family Law Clinic, Eviction Defense Clinic
  • Guardianships applications and forms
  • Eviction and housing matters
  • Restraining orders and assistance for domestic violence victims

Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Paternity, Spousal Support, Guardianship, Divorce, Response to Restraining Order

Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation
1212 Fourth Street
Suite I
Santa Rosa
CA 95404
(707) 546-2924

  • Certified lawyer referral program to attorneys accepting reduced rate cases.
  • Occasional Family Law workshops

Self-Help for Family Law, Guardianship and Limited Conservatorships

Civil & Family Law Courthouse
3055 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa
CA 95403
  • Drop-in help (first come, first served) to ask for or oppose a:
    • Domestic Violence Restraining Order
    • Temporary emergency custody order
    • Temporary emergency property control order
    • Temporary emergency guardianship
    • Continuance (delay) of a hearing or trial
  • Appointments required for all other family law, guardianship and limited conservatorship issues (see list on flyer):
    • Get information, forms and instructions.
    • Have forms reviewed.
    • Help with child and spousal support calculations.
  • Must be unrepresented.
  • No income limitations.

Mediation Services

MARS (Mediation and Arbitration Referral Services)
Sonoma County Bar Association
37 Old Courthouse Square
Suite 100
Santa Rosa
CA 95404
(707) 542-1190

  • Assistance finding a mediator for family law.

Recourse (Redwood Empire Conflict Resolution Services)
2455 Bennett Valley Road
Suite B107
Santa Rosa
CA 95404
(707) 525-8545

  • Volunteer trained mediators for limited family law matters.

Supervised Visitation Programs

California Parenting Institute
3650 Standish Avenue
Santa Rosa
CA 95407
(707) 585-6108

  • Supervised visitation services.
  • Parenting classes.

Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation
1212 Fourth Street
Suite I
Santa Rosa
CA 95404
(707) 546-2924

  • Supervised visitation services