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        Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Self-Help Services remains closed for most in-person assistance at all locations. Self-Help Services are available by telephone and email.

        Please Contact the Appropriate Self-Help Team for Assistance

        •   Click on the Team name below (left column) for more information about available services.
        •   With some exceptions noted below and on the flyers, Self-Help Services staff are available by phone and email
            during the following hours:
        •             Monday – Thursday      8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
        •             Friday                            8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


        Family Law Self-Help Team 657-622-6630
        8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m
        1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.*

        *Only Restraining Order Services on Friday afternoons
        Facilitator’s Office Self-Help Team

        Must have pending Department of Child Support Services case
        657-622-5077 SelfHelpChildSupport@occourts.org
        Civil Self-Help Team 657-622-8511
        *Only Civil Harassment Restraining Order Services on Fridays after
        12:00 p.m.
        Probate Self-Help Team 657-622-7170
        *Only Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Restraining Order Services on Fridays after 12:00 p.m.
        Landlord / Tenant Self-Help Team 657-622-5887 SelfHelpUD@occourts.org
        Criminal / Traffic Self-Help Team 657-622-6623 SelfHelpCrimTraffic@occourts.org

        Court Workshops
        Due to COVID-19, workshops and clinics held at the court are currently on hold until further notice. For current information on virtual workshops available: http://www.knoxmates.com/media-relations/self-help-services.html.

        Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
        For assistance with domestic violence restraining order requests, please contact the Domestic Violence Assistance Program: dvap@waymakersoc.org or 657-221-5416.

        You can also complete the required forms with the assistance of an on-line program. The program can help you file your documents electronically. To access the program, click here: Odyssey Guide and File.

        Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
        Self-Help Services’ Civil Team is available to assist by calling 657-622-8511. Please see above for phone hours.

        Elder Abuse Restraining Orders, Guardianships and Conservatorships
        Self-Help Services’ Probate Team is available to assist by calling 657-622-7170. Please see above for phone hours.

        For state and local court forms: http://www.knoxmates.com/forms/forms.html .
        For Self-Help form packets for common case types: http://www.knoxmates.com/self-help/formpackets/shforms.html.

        Self-Help's Informational Videos
        Self-Help Services developed several "How Do I" videos. They can be viewed at:
        For Self-Help form packets for common case types: http://www.knoxmates.com/self-help/resources/shhowdoi.html.


        3 EASY STEPS

        1. Answer simple questions online to prepare your case forms.
        2. Automatically create legal documents.
        3. File your case online.*

        *Note that Divorce, Separation, Nullity, Restraining Orders, and Income and Expense Declaration forms / cases can be e-filed with the Court after completing the module.
        For other case types, you may be able to file by e-mail, in-person (by appointment only), or by drop-box. Please make sure to check the Court's website for filing options during the pandemic: http://www.knoxmates.com/media-relations/CoronaVirusUpdate.html

        For the best user experience, open the Guide & File links below using Google Chrome *

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