TRIBAL COURT

Yurok Tribal Court

(707) 482-1350

Legal Access Staff

Laura Woods

Paralegal/Mediator

lwoods@yuroktribe.nsn.us

Ext. 1395

Maggie Poffenbarger

Legal Access Advocate

mpoffenbarger@yuroktribe.nsn.us

Ext.1336

 

Address

Yurok Justice Center

P.O. Box 1027

230 Klamath Blvd

Klamath, CA 95548

Phone

(707)482-1350

Fax

(707)482-0105

 

Legal Access Center

Our Program

The Yurok Legal Access Center is available to provide help to income eligible parties in various legal actions including family law and certain civil cases.

You can get assistance with filling out forms that you want to file in either the Yurok Tribal Court or California Superior Court. Services may include but are not limited to:


  • Child Custody and Divorce Restraining Orders Evictions Name Changes Guardianships Return of PropertyMoney Actions for Sale of Goods
  • Referral to Available Community Resources

For more information on the Low Income Legal Action Center please contact Maggie Poffenbarger, Civil Staff Attorney at (707) 482-1350 ext. 1339 or mpoffenbarger@yuroktribe.nsn.us

or Laura Woods, Paralegal at ext. 1395 or lwoods@yuroktribe.nsn.us

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  • TO FILE A REQUEST FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER FOR CIVIL HARASSMENT:

    Completely fill out the Request for a Temporary Restraining Order for Civil Harassment form. Also fill out the DV600 form. Bring or send these forms to the Yurok Tribal Court for filing. The Court Clerk will forward them to the Tribal Court Judge for review. The Tribal Court Judge determines if there is sufficient information to order a Temporary Restraining Order for Civil Harassment.

    If Judge has determined there is sufficient evidence for a Temporary Restraining Order for Civil Harassment, the Court Clerk will then issue a Notice of Hearing and Temporary Restraining Order for Civil Harassment. This Order will contain a court date for both parties to be present.


  • TO ANSWER A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (EITHER FOR CIVIL HARASSMENT OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE):

    Fill out the appropriate Answer to a Temporary Restraining Order and serve it on the other party. File a copy with the Court Clerk. Provide Proof of Service with the Answer when filing.


  • How to Answer a Temporary Restraining Order Civil Harassment

  • Restraining Order Forms:
  • Request for a Restraining Order Civil Harassment
  • Answer to a Civil Harassment Restraining Order

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  • TO FILE A REQUEST FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

    Completely fill out the Request for a Temporary Restraining Order for Domestic Violence. Also fill out the Description of Abuse form. Also complete a DV600 form. File with the Court Clerk. The Tribal Court Judge will review the request and if there is sufficient evidence, the Tribal Court Judge will order a Temporary Restraining Order for Domestic Violence.

    The Tribal Court Clerk will prepare a Notice of Hearing and Temporary Restraining Order for Domestic Violence. This Notice of Hearing will contain a Court Date. Both parties need to be present at this hearing. The Court Clerk will forward copies to Yurok Tribe Public Safety for service. Also the Court Clerk will forward a copy to the Humboldt County Superior Court for filing in that court under the Family Law Division. This will enter the Temporary Restraining Order into the CLETS system for access through all law enforcement agencies.

    Description of Abuse
  • DV600What is Proof of Service?
  • Proof of Service By Mail

  • Divorce or Dissolution Forms:
  • Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order
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  • FOR DIVORCE OR DISSOLUTION ACTIONS:

    Completely fill out the Petition and Summons. File with the Court Clerk's Office at the Yurok Tribal Court, 230 Klamath Blvd., Klamath, CA. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1027 Klamath, CA 95548 There is a filing fee of $25.00. After filing with the Court Clerk, you must hae the Petition served on the spouse. This can be done by anyone over the age of 18 years but not the Petitioner. Also return the completed Proof of Service of Summons to the Clerk's office after service is completed. Complete and serve Financial Disclosures.

    Depending on the progress of the case, different actions might be taken. If you meet the guidleines of our BJA Civil Legal Assistance grant, you might be eligible to consult the Civl Attorney at the Tribal Court Clerk's office for more information. The progress of the case may depend on child custody, visitation, child support and financial considerations.


  • Consent to Jurisdiction-Non-Tribal

  • Divorce or Dissolution Forms:
  • Petition for DissolutionSummonsResponse to Dissolution
  • Financial Disclosure
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  • CHILD CUSTODY:

    We are working on the Child Custody Packet for the online site but they are available in the Court Clerk's Office 707-482-1350 Ext. 1336.


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  • YUROK TRIBE MARRIAGE INFORMATION

  • Marriage License Forms:
  • Application for Marriage License



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