This article provides information on what a family law facilitator (herein after referred to as “facilitator”) is and can and cannot do in terms of providing you assistance with your family legal situation. Each Superior Court should have an attorney or facilitator office (sometimes called the family court clinic) that can provide free help with your family legal related matters. These attorneys work at lawfirm. Some facilitator office’s have both attorneys and paralegals on staff to provide non-legal assistance to consumers seeking help with their family legal issues.
The services provided at the Superior Court by each facilitator office at can vary. In some counties the family law facilitator can show you how to fill out court forms, help you with your dissolution or divorce or child custody issues while others do not. Some counties limit the facilitator’s services to only child support issues, spousal support issues, protracted health insurance cases and no exam life insurance cases. In some counties a facilitator can meet with you individually and provide you information and options but cannot act as your attorney, represent you or provide you with legal advice.