The civil division assists court customers in the civil law matters which include civil litigation (unlimited & limited), juvenile, probate and landlord/tenant matters.
Civil Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the California Courts Civil FAQs page to find useful information regarding court procedures, different types of cases, researching, preparing for court and many more topics.
There are two different areas of Juvenile court, Dependency and Delinquency. One might have a Guardianship filed in Juvenile court, which is different than a Guardianship filed in the Family Law court. Usually, parents in juvenile cases will be provided with legal representation. The following will assist you in sorting out the differences and understanding the Juvenile court:
A conservatorship assists those who are unable to manage their estate or their personal affairs. For more help please visit these links:
Read about Estates, Wills & Probate on the California Courts Self-Help site.
The explanations regarding the use and forms of trusts should be handled by an attorney.
Landlord/Tenant (Unlawful Detainer)
Unlawful detainer is the type of case which allows a landlord and/or tenant to deal with rental issues in the Court. There are specific rules to be followed for both the landlord and the tenant. Learn more about the unlawful detainer process.