Form Samples
All forms are available at www.courts.ca.gov
These samples are based on the most common scenarios and if you feel unsure about wether these would cover your particular situation, you can come to the Kern County Law Library and we would be happy to give you some guidance on how to fill out the forms.
You can also find samples of family law forms at: www.kern.courts.ca.gov by selecting "family law" at the top of the page and then "family law facilitator". If you accept their terms and conditions, you will find a page with helpful family law samples.


Civil Harassment Restraining Order

Civil Harassment
Civil Harassment Restraining Orders are to go to court and ask a judge to order someone to stay away from you. The most common reasons for civil harassment restraining orders are: Stalking, Threats of violence, or physical violence. But this does not mean that you cannot get a restraining order if none of these things applies.


Unlawful Detainer

Unlawful Detainers are the process one goes through in order to evict someone. People are often surprised to find that whether or not there is a rental agreement, if you have allowed a person to live on your property, you will have to follow the Unlawful Detainer Process to get them out. If you are the TENANT and you have been given Unlawful Detainer forms, you need to file an answer to get your chance to say something in court. If you do not file an answer, the landlord can get a default judgment against you, and have you locked out without a court date. LANDLORDS: Click Here TENANTS: Click Here


Small Claims

Small Claims court is designed for those who are filing without an attorney.  There are no attorneys allowed in small claims court.  In Small Claims court you can sue for a MAXIMUM OF $10,000.  To get started, if you are an individual, and there are  no more than 2 plaintiffs or defendants in your case, you only need to fill out and file SC100


Criminal

Expungement/Dismissal
Expunging a criminal case means requesting to have it marked as dismissed. The general requirements for expungement are: you must be off probation or if you were not on probation, it needs to have been at least a year since your sentencing. There is no fee to file for expungement, but there may be a fine at the time of the hearing (up to $150 per case). If you cannot afford this, you need to tell the judge during the hearing when he tells you the amount. Expunging a criminal case means requesting to have it marked as dismissed. The general requirements for expungement are: you must be off probation or if you were not on probation, it needs to have been at least a year since your sentencing. There is no fee to file for expungement, but there may be a fine at the time of the hearing (up to


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