This series of YouTube videos, dealing with family court, was published by the Indiana Supreme Court and therefore may not be directly applicable to California. However, the series is well done and will provide a general overview of the family court process, so you’ll have a better idea of what your attorney is doing.
If you are representing yourself, you’ll need to invest a little in some research materials to make certain you do things right. Below the videos I have provided some links to family law court materials applicable to California.
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