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Welcome to SHARP

SHARP is a court supported Self-Help Center that provides free assistance to self-represented people who do not have attorneys.  We know the legal process can seem overwhelming and confusing, but we are here to help.

The program can provide support to all parties in a case.  Although the program operates under the supervision of an attorney, we do not give legal advice.  We provide help with forms, legal information, and education. We provide service via:

  • Family Law Facilitator

    A Family Law Facilitator is an attorney licensed to practice law in California who has been appointed by the Court.  The Facilitator can help with child support, spousal support, and health insurance issues.  Appointments are available with the Facilitator.

  • Emergencies

    Same day, walk-in services are available for legal assistance with domestic violence, restraining orders, and emergency child custody matters.

  • Self-Help Computer Labs

    Each of our locations have computers available for public use to prepare documents via document assembly programs in select case types.

  • Appointments

    You can schedule an appointment with legal staff members in select case types by contacting  your local self-help center.

  • Email

    You can email questions to SHARP staff and we will do our best to answer your questions.  Send an email to: asksharp@buttecourt.ca.gov

  • Referrals

    Still need assistance?  There are a number of agencies and organizations that also provide legal resources and support. in the community.  Please see our Referrals page for more information.

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