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.


Forms for Name Change for an Adult

Form Name Instructions Form Number 
Petition for Change of Name (Change of Name) The back of this form has instructions. NC-100
Attachment to Petition for Change of Name NC-110
Civil Case Cover Sheet (Case Cover Sheets) CM-010
Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (Change of Name) NC-120
Decree Changing Name (Change of Name) NC-130
Ex Parte Application for Restoration of Former Name After Entry of Judgment and Order (Family Law) Use this form ONLY after your divorce is final. File this form in the court where you got divorced. FL-395

Forms for Name Change for a Child

Form Name Instructions Form Number
Petition for Change of Name (Change of Name) NC-100
Attachment to Petition for Change of Name You need one of these forms for each child whose name you want to change. NC-110
Civil Case Cover Sheet (Case Cover Sheets) CM-010
Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (Change of Name) NC-120
Proof of Service of Order to Show Cause (Change of Name) You need this form if ONLY ONE parent asks for the name change. NC-121
Decree Changing Name (Change of Name) NC-130

Forms for Name Change for a Guardian

Form Name Instructions Form Number
Petition for Change of Name (Change of Name) NC-100
Attachment to Petition for Change of Name You need one of these forms for each child whose name you want to change. NC-110
Supplemental Attachment to Petition for Change of Name (Declaration of Guardian) You need one of these forms for each child whose name you want to change. CM-110G
Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (Change of Name) NC-120
Proof of Service of Order to Show Cause (Change of Name) You need two of these forms, one for each parent. NC-121
Decree Changing Name (Change of Name of Minor by Guardian) NC-130G

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