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 - Filing for Divorce or Separation


Forms to Start a Divorce or Legal Separation

Form Name Form Number Purpose Instructions

Petition — Marriage (Family Law)

OR


Petition — Domestic Partnership/Marriage (Family Law)

FL-100

OR

FL-103

To start a divorce or legal separation when you are married. Lists dates, children, property, and debts. Do NOT use FL-100 if you are trying to end a same-sex marriage at the same time as a domestic partnership.

To start a divorce or legal separation when you are registered domestic partners. Also use FL-103 to end a domestic partnership at the same time as a same-sex marriage. Lists dates, children, property, and debts.

Click for the information sheet on the Legal Steps for a Divorce (Dissolution) (FL-107-INFO).

Video instructions for Form FL-100 Video Icon

Video instructions for Form FL-103 Video Icon

Legal Steps for a Divorce (Dissolution) (FL-107-INFO).

Summons (Family Law) FL-110 Tells your spouse or domestic partner that a court case has started and what will happen if he or she does not respond in 30 days. Instructions for Form FL-110

Video instructions for Form FL-110 Video Icon
Proof of Service of Summons (Family Law — Uniform Parentage — Custody and Support) FL-115 Tells the court you had the papers served on your spouse or domestic partner
If you have children under the age of 18 with your spouse or domestic partner, fill out Form FL-105 and file it with your petition:
Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) FL-105/GC-120 Tells the judge who the children have been living with and if any other custody orders exist that involve this case. Instructions for Form FL-105

Video Instructions for FL-105 Video Icon
 Child Custody and Visitation Application Attachment Form FL-311 Optional form, but it may help you ensure you do not leave anything out of your request.  
If you need more room on your petition to list your property and debts, use the following form:
Property Declaration (Family Law) FL-160 Lists each item of property and debt and whether you think it is community or separate property Video Instructions for FL-160 Video Icon

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Forms to Complete Your Preliminary Disclosure

Form Name    Form Number Purpose Instructions
Declaration of Disclosure FL-140 Cover sheet listing all attachments included with your preliminary disclosure. Instructions for Form FL-140 Video icon

Income and Expense Declaration 

FL-150

Gives your financial information to the court and to your spouse or domestic partner.


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

Instructions for Form FL-150 Video icon

Schedule of Assets and Debts     

or a

 

Property Declaration

FL-142

 

 

FL-160

List of your property and debts. You can choose either form.

Instructions for Form FL-142Video icon


Video Instructions for FL-160 Video Icon

Declaration Regarding Service of Declaration of Disclosure FL-141 This form tells the court you sent your disclosure documents as required. This is the only financial disclosure-related form you have to file with the court. Instructions for Form FL-141 Video icon

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