Self Help Resources

When dealing with legal matters of any sort, it’s always advised to have accurate and complete information at your disposal. Not only will you be better suited to make well-informed decisions, but it will also help you tremendously in garnering a more positive and winning outcome.

King Law Firm Attorneys at Law, Inc. is more than happy to provide you with the answers you need. But should we be unable to help, or you simply feel an attorney isn’t necessary for the matter at hand, the following are reputable websites that are full of helpful information.

This website is the most extensive resource for California residents seeking answers to their legal issues. It is chock full of information, forms and links (as well as its very own self-help section) that will get you on your way to representing yourself in court, mediation or simply filing the necessary paperwork for business or family matters. There are also links to specific counties that will help hone your search if you are currently dealing with any type of local issue.

Nolo’s mission is to help consumers and small businesses find answers to their everyday legal and business questions. They provide free information on a variety of legal matters, including accidents and injuries, bankruptcy, disability, foreclosures, immigration, employment, patents, and real estate, among others. They also provide step-by-step do-it-yourself products, including online forms, software and books. All of their information is in plain language, so it is extremely easy to follow and understand.

Findlaw is a website that seeks to make the law more accessible to people who need it. From learning about the law to finding legal forms and answers to any of your legal questions, FindLaw allows even the greenest of novices to better understand the law, find quality legal help and make the most informed decisions.

LexisNexis and Westlaw are member-based services that provide computer-assisted and online legal research and solutions. If you cannot afford to become a member of either of these services, you may access them for two hours a day at your local library for free.

Yes, it’s true. You may use Google to research and locate everything you need to know about your legal matters. Just remember to verify the information you receive with at least three sites. A good rule of thumb: if the first five results on the first page say exactly the same thing, it’s probably more accurate than a result on the thirtieth page that tells you what you want to hear.

For those who need to speak with an attorney, but are financially unable to hire one, choosing a family law facilitator is a great start. Family law facilitators are not attorneys, so they cannot provide legal advice. What they can provide is education, information and options for all of your family law needs. Be aware that when you do speak with a family law facilitator, your conversations are not private or confidential.


For those local the Greater Riverside/Temecula area, the Temecula Public Library has a part-time legal employee who can help you in your research at no cost. If you are not local to these areas, check your local libraries to see if they provide a similar service.

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