Questions regarding family law issues are some of the most frequent at our library. Patrons often ask for advice regarding basic family law procedures. California Family Law Basics is a great resource for the non-attorney seeking step-by-step guidance in such areas as dissolution of marriage, paternity, domestic violence, child support, child custody, and more. The new updated 28th edition, which is available at both our Downtown and Vista locations, includes the following features:

  • Comprehensive step-by-step, line-by-line comments and instructions for family law forms and procedures
  • Based on experience with thousands of actual cases over 31 years of family law practice
  • Over 1,500 pages, 25 chapters, loose-leaf binder, updated annually
  • Extensive sample forms, declarations and pleadings
  • Includes forms, step-by-step instructions and filled-out samples for: Petitions, Responses, Request for Orders, Judgments, Judicial Council attachments, Motions, Default Requests, UCCJEA, Wage Assignments, Restraining Orders, Pension Joinder, Income and Expense Declarations and much more
  • Time-saving practice tips and checklists
  • Time-tested effective strategies and methods to avoid pitfalls and successfully resolve cases

For more family law resources, our reference librarians are happy to help you!