Services & Resources

WEAVE Legal provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking. Services include free workshops about how to start your divorce in Sacramento County, completing financial disclosures, and seeking child support & child custody. WEAVE’s attorneys and legal staff also provide consultation, representation and/or forms assistance on a case by case basis for restraining order and related family law matters special immigration petitions (T/U Visa and VAWA Self Petitions) civil harassment restraining orders (for sexual assault victims) and vacatur petitions for survivors of sex trafficking.  

We maintain a dedicated, confidential legal line to assist you. Please call (916) 319-4944. If you get our voicemail, please leave us a brief message with your name, a safe number for us to call back and tell us if we may leave you a voicemail.  Please also check that your voicemail box is set up and is cleared of other messages so that if we miss you on a return call we can leave you a message.

Free Workshops

General Information:  All WEAVE workshops are open to the public and are at no cost.  Please call our dedicated legal line at (916) 319-4944 at least 48 hours in advance to confirm a space at the workshop you would like to attend.   Workshops are frequently staffed by volunteer attorneys; it is important for us to know if you want to attend so that we can schedule presenters accordingly.  If you require a Spanish interpreter, please let us know at the time you confirm your space so that we can have an interpreter available.

Workshops are held at the WEAVE main office, located at 1900 K Street.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time of the workshop to allow time for parking and some simple paperwork.  When you arrive at the building, please got to the second-floor reception desk to check-in. The workshops begin promptly; late arrivals may be asked to reschedule out of respect for the presenter and the other participants.

Please arrange for childcare – children of any age will not be permitted into the workshop.  While we understand this is difficult for many individuals, the workshops cover material that may not be appropriate for minor children.  Additionally, we want you and the other participants to get the most out of the workshop.  Having children present can be distracting for you and the other participants.  If you are unable to find childcare and still want to attend a workshop, please call us several days in advance – we may be able to assist.

No legal advice is provided during the workshops, only information. Attendance at a workshop does not create an attorney-client relationship between attendees and the presenter or WEAVE. The information provided is specific to divorce proceedings in Sacramento County; while some information may apply to other counties, if you are considering filing a case outside of Sacramento County please get information specific to the county where you want to file.

Divorce – Part 1 Workshop

This is “Step One” in the Divorce and Legal Separation process. This workshop provides an overview of the divorce process and timeline, common issues, and the initial court forms required to open a divorce or legal separation case.. 

Workshop Schedule: 
2nd Thursday of the Month: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4th Thursday of the Month: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

**PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is not held if it falls on a holiday or a day that WEAVE’s K Street office is closed.​

Financial Disclosure Workshop

This is “Step Two” in the Divorce and Legal Separation process. This workshop provides a detailed discussion of the process for completing financial disclosures, and a review of the related court forms, which are required in every divorce or legal separation case. 

Workshop Schedule: 4th Wednesday of each month, at 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

**PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is not held if it falls on a holiday or a day that WEAVE’s K Street office is closed​.

Child Custody Workshop

This workshop provides an overview of California Law and Sacramento County Courts and the process and standards the law must consider when presented with cases involving child custody. The presentation is intended to Assistance inhelp you understanding the child custody process and advocating for the needs of your children.  The workshop covers jurisdictional issues, types of custody and mediation, as well as child support issues.

Workshop Schedule: 1st Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

**PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is not held if it falls on a holiday or a day that WEAVE’s K Street office is closed.