Free family court clinic to be held Aug. 20 in San Tan Valley

Central Arizona College

The Pinal County Family Services of Conciliation Court will host a free workshop Aug. 20 for those who are looking for information regarding issues related to divorce and separation.

The free family court clinic will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Central Arizona College’s San Tan campus, 3736 E. Bella Vista Road in San Tan Valley. People do not need to reside in Pinal County to attend.

Conciliation Court Director Billie Jo Garcia said in a press release the workshop will be held in a group format, taught by an attorney and counselor with participants being able to pose questions to the presenters.

“Our presenters will not be able to offer any legal advice regarding personal cases of the participants,” Ms. Garcia said.

The topics that will be covered in the 90-minute session include:

•Court procedures, time to get a divorce
•Legal issues related to family cases
•Court forms
•Court fees
•Behavior in the courtroom
•Alternatives to divorce
•Counseling resources Services Conciliation Court provides
•Ways of separating/divorcing well
•Protecting kids from the harmful effects
•Communication skills

Ms. Garcia added she would appreciate if people would RSVP for this workshop by calling 520-866-7349 or e-mailing mediator-pinal@courts.az.gov.

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