Self Help Center

Santa Cruz Superior Court Watsonville Branch

About the Self-Help Center

The Santa Cruz Superior Court offers a free Self Help Center (SHC) located at the courthouse in Watsonville, CA to assist self represented customers with a variety of basic legal issues.  The SHC includes the services of the Family Law Facilitator and the Small Claims Advisor. Below you will find a list of legal issues the SHC can assist you with.

  • Family Law: Including, but not limited to, divorce, child support, child custody
  • Restraining Orders
  • Guardianship of the person
  • Limited Conservatorship
  • Landlord/Tenant – Simple matters only
  • Name Change/Gender Change

For hours please visit: 

  • Civil – breach of contract collection cases only
  • Collections
  • Emancipation
  • Small Claims
  • Provide community and legal resources

Contact the Self-Help Center

Phone: (831) 786-7200 (option 4) 
Leave a message. All calls returned within 72 hours


Address: 1 Second Street, Room 301 Watsonville, CA 95076