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Self-Help Center

Are you representing yourself?  If so, the Self-Help Center is here to assist you with a better understanding of court and legal terminology, procedural court questions, and figuring out what's the next step in your case.  

The following resources are available online:


  • ELECTRONIC FILING (E-FILING) with Colorado Courts E-Filing.  If you are seeking to open a new case or file documents into an exisiting Domestic Relations (divorce, custody, legal separation) case, you may electronically file your documents.  


Are you filing a new case?  Make an appointment today for the Clerk's Office by calling 719-452-5094 

Appointments are available to parties not represented by an attorney and to attorneys unable to e-file through Colorado Courts E-filing (CCE) system.  Please note this line is for appointments only.  For general questions, please call 719-452-5000.



  • PROTECTION ORDER - for same day hearing, Petition shall be filed in the Clerk's Office, S101, Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Petitions filed after 9:30 a.m. will be heard in court on the next business day.





Rule 120 - deadline to file a response is 5 p.m. on a Friday and it must be filed between 21 and 35 days out from the date of filing in Division 3.  Court reviews will be held the following Thursday.




Do you need assistance with your domestic (divorce, child custody, family matter) case?

Family Court Facilitator (FCF) - walk-in hours are available, in room S116, for self-represented parties as follows:

  • Monday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

If you need to contact your Family Court Facilitator, please email them directly at:

Nicolle Rugh -

Eric Burton -

Cecilia Wall -

Michael Vigil -

For general family matter questions, you may call Family Court Facilitator's Office at (719) 452-5104


     The Self-Help Center 

     Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Clerk's Office, S101    


Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator (SRLC)

Available in person at the Self-Help Center, by email, by WebEx apppointment, or by phone 719-452-5000.  Call 719-452-5000 to schedule a WebEx appointment.  If emailing or leaving a message, please allow 48 hours for a response.

  • Need help with your court paperwork?  Feel "alone" in the Justice System?
  • Questions about court procedures?
  • Trying to figure out the next step in your case or what to file next?
  • WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU!  Our goal is to assist you in being as prepared, as possible, for court; so, you may achieve the most efficient and fair outcome while representing yourself in court
  • We will do all we can to help you; however, please remember we are not lawyers and cannot provide legal advice


Are you seeking legal advice or assistance from an Attorney?

  • Attorneys are available, in the Self-Help Center, to provide individual, free legal advice on a select number of days each month.  This service is provided on a first come, first serve basis.  Click to view, upcoming calendar dates.
  • For a criminal case - request the appointment of a Public Defender
  • The Civil Pro Bono Project - request the appointment of an Attorney for all case types with the exception of criminal


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