Forms

You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you are not sure which forms to use, talk to your family law facilitator, self-help center, or a lawyer. Click for help finding a lawyer.

NOTE: All California courts use the same basic set of forms. But some courts have special, local forms, too. To see if you will need any special, local forms, contact your court clerk or check your court’s website. The forms may be posted on their site. If not, the site will list the address and phone number of your local courthouse.

To download a form (in PDF format), click on the form number in the appropriate table. If the form you need is fillable, you will be able to fill and print it out.

Asking for a Custody & Visitation Order


Forms and instructions to ask for a custody & visitation order once you (or the other parent) have opened a case

Form Name

Form Number

Instructions

Request for Order

FL-300

Use the Information Sheet for Request for Order (Form FL-300-INFO) for information on how to fill out the Request for Order.

Ask your family law facilitator if you need to check the box for “Court Order” and item 4 on FL-300.

Child Custody and Visitation Application Attachment

FL-311

Optional form, but it may help you ensure you do not leave anything out of your request.

Temporary Emergency Court Orders

FL-305

If you want to get a temporary order, contact a lawyer for help.

Proof of Personal Service

FL-330

For instructions, read Information Sheet for Proof of Personal Service (Form FL-330-INFO).

Responsive Declaration to Request for Order

FL-320

Form includes instructions. Attach it blank.

Click for information on fee waivers.

If you will also be asking for child support, add these forms:

Form Name

Form Number

Instructions

Income and Expense Declaration

 OR

Financial Statement (Simplified)

FL-150

OR

FL-155

You need to use either Form FL-150 or Form FL-155.

Read Which Financial Form — FL-155 or FL-150? (Form DV-570) to find out if you can use the simpler Form FL-155.

A lawyer or family law facilitator can help you decide which form to use.

You need to attach:

  • A copy of your pay stubs for the last 2 months, or
  • A recent profit and loss statement if you are self-employed or own any rental property.

Forms and instructions to set up custody & visitation with a Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children

Form Name

 Form Number           

Instructions

Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children

FL-260

Summons (Uniform Parentage — Petition for Custody and Support)

FL-210

Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)

FL-105/GC-120

Instructions for Form FL-105/GC-120

Video instructions for Form FL-105/GC-120

Attachment to Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)

FL-105(A)/GC-120(A)

Child Custody and Visitation Application Attachment

FL-311

Optional form, but it may help you ensure you do not leave anything out of your request.

Proof of Service of Summons (Family Law — Uniform Parentage — Custody and Support)

FL-115

Response to Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children

FL-270

Request to Enter Default (Family Law — Uniform Parentage)

OR

Appearance, Stipulations, and Waivers (Family Law —Uniform Parentage — Custody and Support)

FL-165

OR

FL-130

Income and Expense Declaration

OR

Financial Statement (Simplified)

FL-150

OR

FL-155

You need to use either Form FL-150 or Form FL-155.

Read Which Financial Form — FL-155 or FL-150? (Form DV-570) to find out if you can use the simpler Form FL-155.

A lawyer or family law facilitator can help you decide which form to use.

You need to attach:

  • A copy of your pay stubs for the last 2 months, and/or
  • A recent profit and loss statement if you are self-employed or own any rental property.
Also see:

Declaration for Default or Uncontested Judgment (Uniform Parentage — Custody and Support)

FL-230

Judgment (Uniform Parentage — Custody and Support)

FL-250

Child Custody and Visitation Order Attachment

FL-341

Supervised Visitation Order

FL-341(A)

Instructions for Form FL-341(A)

Children’s Holiday Schedule Attachment

FL-341(C)

Additional Provisions — Physical Custody Attachment

FL-341(D)

Joint Legal Custody Attachment

FL-341(E)

Child Support Information and Order Attachment

FL-342

Stipulation to Establish or Modify Child Support and Order

FL-350

Mark all the appropriate boxes and fill in all blanks that apply.

You may need to attach other court forms like Forms FL-341, FL-341(A).

Notice of Rights and Responsibilities — Health-Care Costs and Reimbursement Procedures and Information Sheet on Changing a Child Support Order

FL-192

No instructions necessary. Read this form and attach it to your court order (Form FL-350).

Notice of Entry of Judgment (Family Law — Uniform Parentage — Custody and Support)

FL-190

Child Support Case Registry Form

FL-191

Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support

FL-195

Form FL-196: Instructions for form FL-195

When filling out Form FL-195, make sure to only write the last 4 digits of the social security number of the person ordered to pay support – the law requires it to protect their privacy.

Non-Guideline Child Support Findings Attachment

FL-342(A)

Proof of Personal Service

FL-330

For instructions, read Information Sheet for Proof of Personal Service (Form FL-330-INFO).

Proof of Service by Mail

FL-335

For instructions, read Information Sheet for Proof of Service by Mail (Form FL-335-INFO).

Stipulation and Order for Custody and/or Visitation of Children

FL-355

Click for information on fee waivers.

Forms and instructions to prepare a custody & visitation order (including child support)

Form Name Form Number     

Instructions

Findings and Order After Hearing (Family Law — Custody and Support — Uniform Parentage)

FL-340

Child Custody and Visitation Order Attachment

FL-341

Supervised Visitation Order

FL-341(A)

Instructions for form FL-341(A)

Children’s Holiday Schedule Attachment

FL-341(C)

Additional Provisions — Physical Custody Attachment

FL-341(D)

Joint Legal Custody Attachment

FL-341(E)

Child Support Information and Order Attachment

FL-342

Notice of Rights and Responsibilities — Health-Care Costs and Reimbursement Procedures and Information Sheet on Changing a Child Support Order

FL-192

No instructions necessary. Read this form and attach it to your court order (Form FL-340).

Stipulation and Order for Custody and/or Visitation of Children

FL-355

Child Support Case Registry Form

FL-191

Form includes instructions.

Income Withholding for Support

FL-195

Use this form if you are asking for child or spousal support.

When filling out Form FL-195, make sure to only write the last 4 digits of the social security number of the person ordered to pay support – the law requires it to protect their privacy.

Form FL-196: Instructions for form FL-195

Additional Page — Attach to Judicial Council Form or Other Court Paper

MC-020

Responding to a Custody & Visitation Request


Forms and instructions to answer papers you were served with asking to set up or change a custody and visitation order

Form Name

Form Number

Instructions

Responsive Declaration to Request for Order

FL-320

Child Custody and Visitation Order Attachment

FL-311

Proof of Personal Service

FL-330

For instructions, read Information Sheet for Proof of Personal Service (Form FL-330-INFO).

Proof of Service by Mail

FL-335

For instructions, read Information Sheet for Proof of Service by Mail (Form FL-335-INFO).

Click for information on fee waivers.

If the papers you were served with also ask for child support, also fill out these forms:

Form Name

Form Number

Instructions

Income and Expense Declaration

OR

Financial Statement (Simplified)

FL-150

OR

FL-155

You need to use either Form FL-150 or Form FL-155.

Read Which Financial Form — FL-155 or FL-150? (Form DV-570) to find out if you can use the simpler Form FL-155.

A lawyer or family law facilitator can help you decide which form to use.

You need to attach:

  • A copy of your pay stubs for the last 2 months, and/or
  • A recent profit and loss statement if you are self-employed or own any rental property.

Forms and instructions to answer papers you were served with asking for custody and visitation orders as part of a domestic violence restraining order

Form Name

Information 

Form Number

Response to Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order

Instructions

DV-120

Request for Child Custody and Visitation Orders 

DV-105

Proof of Service by Mail (CLETS)

DV-250

How Can I Respond to a Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

DV-120-INFO

Forms needed to respond to a Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children

Form Name

Form Number

Instructions

Response to Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children

FL-270

Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)

Form FL-105/GC-120

Video instructions for Form FL-105/GC-120

Child Custody and Visitation Application Attachment

Form FL-311

This form may help you ensure you do not leave anything out of your request.

Proof of Personal Service

FL-330

For instructions, read Information Sheet for Proof of Personal Service  (Form FL-330-INFO).

Proof of Service by Mail

FL-335

For instructions, read Information Sheet for Proof of Service by Mail (Form FL-335-INFO).

Click for information on fee waivers.

If the papers you were served with also ask for child support or spousal or partner support, also fill out these forms:

Form Name

Form Number  

Instructions

Income and Expense Declaration

 OR

Financial Statement (Simplified)

FL-150

OR

FL-155

You need to use either Form FL-150 or Form FL-155.

Read Which Financial Form - FL-155 or FL-150? (Form DV-570) to find out if you can use the simpler Form FL-155.

You need to use either:

Form FL-150 – Video instructions
or
Form FL-155 – Video instructions

A lawyer or family law facilitator can help you decide which form to use.

You need to attach:

  • A copy of your paystubs for the last 2 months; or
  • A recent profit and loss statement if you are self-employed or own any rental property.

    Forms and instructions to prepare a custody and visitation order (including child support)

    Form Name

    Form Number

    Instructions

    Findings and Order After Hearing (Family Law — Custody and Support — Uniform Parentage)

    FL-340

    Child Custody and Visitation Order Attachment

    FL-341

    Supervised Visitation Order

    FL-341(A)

    Instructions for Form FL-341(A)

    Children’s Holiday Schedule Attachment

    FL-341(C)

    Additional Provisions — Physical Custody Attachment

    FL-341(D)

    Joint Legal Custody Attachment

    FL-341(E)

    Child Support Information and Order Attachment

    FL-342

    Notice of Rights and Responsibilities — Health-Care Costs and Reimbursement Procedures and Information Sheet on Changing a Child Support Order

    FL-192

    No instructions necessary. Read this form and attach it to your court order (Form FL-340).

    Stipulation and Order for Custody and/or Visitation of Children

    FL-355

    Child Support Case Registry Form

    FL-191

    Form includes instructions.

    Income Withholding for Support

    FL-195

    Use this form if you are asking for child and/or spousal or partner support.

    When filling out Form FL-195, make sure to only write the last 4 digits of the social security number of the person ordered to pay support – the law requires it to protect their privacy.

    Form FL-196: Instructions for Form FL-195

    Additional Page — Attach to Judicial Council Form or Other Court Paper

    MC-020

    Changing a Custody & Visitation Order


    Forms and instructions to change a custody and visitation order

    Form Name

    Form Number

    Instructions

    Request for Order

    FL-300

    Use the Information Sheet for Request for Order (Form FL-300-INFO) for information on how to fill out the Request for Order.

    Ask your family law facilitator if you need to check the box for “Court Order” and item 4 on Form FL-300.

    Child Custody and Visitation Application Attachment

    FL-311

    Optional form, but it may help you ensure you do not leave anything out of your request.

    Temporary Emergency Court Orders

    FL-305

    If you want to get a temporary order, contact a lawyer for help.

    Proof of Personal Service

    FL-330

    For instructions, read Information Sheet for Proof of Personal Service (Form FL-330-INFO).

    Responsive Declaration to Request for Order

    FL-320

    Form includes instructions. Leave this form blank.

    If you will also be asking for child support, add these forms:

    Form Name

    Form Number

    Instructions

    Income and Expense Declaration

    OR

    Financial Statement (Simplified)

    FL-150

     

    FL-155

    You need to use either Form FL-150 or Form FL-155.

    Read Which Financial Form — FL-155 or FL-150? (Form DV-570) to find out if you can use the simpler Form FL-155.

    the instructions on the back of Form FL-155 to see if you can use it.

    A lawyer or family law facilitator can help you decide which form to use.

    You need to attach:

    • A copy of your pay stubs for the last 2 months, or
    • A recent profit and loss statement if you are self-employed or own any rental property.

    Click for information on fee waivers.

    Forms needed to prepare a custody and visitation order (including child support)

    Form Name

    Form Number

    Instructions

    Findings and Order After Hearing (Family Law — Custody and Support — Uniform Parentage)

    FL-340

    Child Custody and Visitation Order Attachment

    FL-341

    Supervised Visitation Order

    FL-341(A)

    Instructions for Form FL-341(A)

    Children’s Holiday Schedule Attachment

    FL-341(C)

    Additional Provisions — Physical Custody Attachment

    FL-341(D)

    Joint Legal Custody Attachment

    FL-341(E)

    Child Support Information and Order Attachment

    FL-342

    Notice of Rights and Responsibilities — Health-Care Costs and Reimbursement Procedures and Information Sheet on Changing a Child Support Order

    FL-192

    No instructions necessary. Read this form and attach it to your court order (Form FL-340).

    Stipulation and Order for Custody and/or Visitation of Children

    FL-355

    Child Support Case Registry Form

    FL-191

    Form includes instructions.

    Income Withholding for Support

    FL-195

    Use this form if you are asking for child and/or spousal or partner support.

    When filling out Form FL-195, make sure to only write the last 4 digits of the social security number of the person ordered to pay support – the law requires it to protect their privacy.

    Form FL-196: Instructions for Form FL-195

    Additional Page — Attach to Judicial Council Form or Other Court Paper

    MC-020

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