About the Self-Help Center

 

Where We Are

The Family Law Self-Help Center is located on the first floor of the Family Courts and Services Center at 601 North Pecos Road (on the corner of Pecos and Bonanza) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays and other non-judicial days when the court is closed). Assistance is available to walk-in customers on a first-come-first-served basis. The center does not provide assistance over the telephone or via e-mail, however, recorded information is available at (702) 455-1500.

Who We Are

The Family Law Self-Help Center has been serving the community since 1999. The center operates through a partnership between the courts in Clark County and the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. The center is operated and staffed through a contract with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

What We Do (And Don't Do)

The center's mission is to increase informed access to the legal system by providing education, information, legal forms, community referrals, and other support services to self-represented parties with family law matters in Clark County, Nevada, regardless of income, assets or citizenship.

The Center provides the following services to self-represented litigants:

  • Provides legal information, educational materials, and training to self-represented litigants regarding court rules, court procedure, and various family law topics;
  • Assists with the identification and completion of legal forms;
  • Refers parties to other legal and non-legal community resources;
  • Conducts a weekly Ask-A-Lawyer program, at which litigants can meet with volunteer pro bono attorneys regarding family law issues; and
  • Provides forms and information via its website on such topics as divorce, custody, guardianship, name changes, and how to represent one's self in court, among other things.

The staff at the center cannot provide legal advice. The staff cannot tell you whether or not you should file a case, cannot recommend any specific attorney or law firm, cannot give you an opinion about your case or predict how a judge might rule, cannot talk to a judge on your behalf, and cannot tell you what words to use in your court papers or at a court hearing. The staff at the Self-Help Center is also obligated to remain neutral. There is no attorney-client privilege or confidentiality of any information shared by a visitor at the center.

The information provided at the center or on this website is not intended to substitute for legal advice delivered by an attorney. Users are encouraged to speak with an attorney before taking legal action.

The Self-Help Center neither endorses nor warrants the quality or accuracy of the services or information obtained from outside organizations linked from this website. The center tries to keep this website up to date, but makes no guarantees about the accuracy of the information on this website. The center is not responsible for any consequences that may result from use of the website or reliance on the information provided. If you are unsure whether you should use or rely upon information on this website, speak to an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada.