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 - Completing a Divorce or Legal Separation


Forms to Use When Your Spouse/Partner DID NOT File a Response and You DO NOT Have an Agreement

To download a form (in PDF format), click on the form number in the table below.

The petitioner (the spouse/partner that started the case) MUST fill out these forms:

Form Name Form Number Purpose  Instructions
Request to Enter Default (Family Law — Uniform Parentage) FL-165 Informs your spouse or domestic partner that you plan to get a default judgment. Instructions for Form FL-165 
Declaration for Default or Uncontested Dissolution or Legal Separation FL-170 Informs the court that you met the legal requirements to ask for a default judgment.  
Notice of Entry of Judgment (Family Law — Uniform Parentage — Custody and Support) FL-190 This form lists the type of judgment granted (divorce, legal separation, annulment), date marital or domestic partnership status changed, and when final judgment was entered. Instructions for Form FL-190
Judgment (Family Law) FL-180 Cover sheet with attachments that you prepare on blank paper stating the judgment terms or form attachments. If you and your spouse or domestic partner have signed a notarized settlement agreement or stipulated judgment, attach it to Form FL-180.

 

If you (the petitioner) are asking for child custody or visitation orders, also fill out and file the following form:

Form Name Form Number Purpose Instructions
Child Custody and Visitation Order Attachment FL-341 Lists the child custody and visitation orders you want.  

 

If you are asking for support orders in the judgment, also include and file the following forms:

Form Name Form Number Purpose Instructions
Income and Expense Declaration FL-150 Used to calculate support and ask for cost reimbursements. Attach it if your court requires it, or if you want to ask for spousal, partner, or child support. Also attach it if you have been married or in a domestic partnership for 10 years or more.

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 rental property.

Instructions for Form FL-150 Video icon

Spousal or Partner Support Declaration Attachment FL-157 This form is optional but it helps you make sure you give the judge all the information he or she will need, according to the law, to make a decision about spousal or partner support.  
Spousal, Partner, or Family Support Order Attachment (Family Law) FL-343 Lists the spousal, partner, and family support orders you want.  
Child Support Information and Order Attachment FL-342 Lists the child support orders you want. Instructions for Form FL-342
Notice of Rights and Responsibilities — Health-Care Costs and Reimbursement Procedures and Information Sheet on Changing a Child Support Order FL-192

Explains how to handle your children’s health-care costs.

Explains how to change the support order in the future.

If you have a child support order, you should read and must attach this form to your judgment form, Form FL-180.
Child Support Case Registry Form FL-191 Registers the case in a national registry to help with enforcement. Instructions are included with this form.
Earnings Assignment Order for Spousal or Partner Support (Family Law) FL-435 Used to order the paying person’s employer to withhold spousal/partner support from the paycheck and send it to the other spouse or domestic partner.

Instructions for Form FL-435
Use this form if you are asking for ONLY spousal or partner support.

When filling out Form FL-435, 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.

Income Withholding for Support
FL-195 Used to order the paying person’s employer to withhold child and spousal or partner support from the paycheck and send it to the other spouse or domestic partner.

Income Withholding for Support
 - Instructions
(Form FL-196).
Use this form if you are asking for child and spousal/partner support or just child 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.

Forms to Use When Your Spouse/Partner DID NOT File a Response and You Have a Written Agreement

To download a form (in PDF format), click on the form number in the table below.

Form Name Form  Number Purpose Instructions

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

Informs your spouse or domestic partner that you plan to get a default judgment.

Tells the court your spouse or domestic partner (the respondent) is making an “appearance” in the case and agrees to waive certain rights and go ahead as an uncontested case. The respondent must sign it.

Instructions for Form FL-165
Declaration for Default or Uncontested Dissolution or Legal Separation FL-170 Informs the court that you met the legal requirements to ask for a default judgment.  
Notice of Entry of Judgment (Family Law — Uniform Parentage — Custody and Support) FL-190 This form lists the type of judgment granted (divorce, legal separation, annulment), date marital or domestic partnership status changed, and when final judgment was entered. Instructions for Form FL-190
Judgment (Family Law) FL-180 Cover sheet with attachments that you prepare on blank paper stating the judgment terms or form attachments. Make sure you attach the notarized settlement agreement or stipulated judgment signed by you and your spouse or domestic partner.

 

If you (the petitioner) are asking for child custody or visitation orders, also fill out and file the following form:

Form Name Form Number Purpose Instructions
Child Custody and Visitation Order Attachment FL-341 Lists the child custody and visitation orders you want.  

 

If you are asking for support orders in the judgment, also include and file the following forms:

 Form Name Form Number Puropse Instructions
Income and Expense Declaration FL-150 Used to calculate support and ask for cost reimbursements. Attach it if your court requires it, or if you want to ask for spousal, partner, or child support. Also attach it if you have been married or domestic partners for 10 years or more.

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 rental property.

Instructions for Form FL-150 Video icon

Spousal, Partner, or Family Support Order Attachment FL-343 Lists the spousal, partner, and family support orders you want.  
Child Support Information and Order Attachment FL-342 Lists the child support orders you want. Instructions for Form FL-342
Notice of Rights and Responsibilities — Health-Care Costs and Reimbursement Procedures and Information Sheet on Changing a Child Support Order FL-192

Explains how to handle your children’s health-care costs.

Explains how to change the support order in the future.

If you have a child support order, you should read and must attach this form to your judgment form, Form FL-180.
Child Support Case Registry Form FL-191 Registers the case in a national registry to help with enforcement. Instructions are included with this form.
Earnings Assignment Order for Spousal or Partner Support (Family Law) FL-435 Used to order the paying person’s employer to withhold spousal/partner support from the paycheck and send it to the other spouse or domestic partner.

Instructions for Form FL-435
Use this form if you are asking for ONLY spousal or partner support.

When filling out Form FL-435, 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.

Income Withholding for Support
FL-195 Used to order the paying person’s employer to withhold child and spousal or partner support from the paycheck and send it to the other spouse or domestic partner.

Income Withholding for Support
- Instructions
(Form FL-196)
Use this form if you are asking for child and spousal/partner support or just child 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.

 

If there is separate property or debt, or community property or debt to divide in the judgment, complete the following form:

Form Name Form  Number Purpose Instructions
Property Declaration (Family Law) FL-160 Used to list separate property, community property, and debts. Video Instructions for FL-160

Forms to Use When Your Spouse/Partner Filed a Response and You Have a Settlement Agreement or a Stipulated Judgment

Form Name

Form Number

Purpose

Instructions

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

FL-130

Tells the court your spouse or domestic partner (the respondent) is making an “appearance” in the case and agrees to waive certain rights and go ahead as an uncontested case. The respondent must sign it.

 

Declaration for Default or Uncontested Dissolution or Legal Separation

FL-170

Informs the court that you met the legal requirements to ask for a default judgment.

 

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

FL-190

This form lists the type of judgment granted (divorce, legal separation, annulment), date marital or domestic partnership status changed, and when final judgment was entered.

Instructions for Form FL-190

Judgment (Family Law)

FL-180

Cover sheet with attachments that you prepare on blank paper stating the judgment terms or form attachments.

Make sure you attach the signed settlement agreement or stipulated judgment signed by you and your spouse or domestic partner.

 

If you (the petitioner) are asking for child custody or visitation orders, also fill out and file the following form:

Form Name

Form Number

Purpose

Instructions

Income and Expense Declaration

FL-150

Used to calculate support and ask for cost reimbursements. Attach it if your court requires it, or if you want to ask for spousal, partner, or child support. Also attach it if you have been married or domestic partners for 10 years or more.

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 rental property.

Instructions for Form FL-150 Video icon 

Spousal, Partner, or Family Support Order Attachment

FL-343

Lists the spousal, partner, and family support orders you want.

 

Child Support Information and Order Attachment

FL-342

Lists the child support orders you want.

Instructions for Form FL-342

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

FL-192

Explains how to handle your children’s health-care costs.

 

Explains how to change the support order in the future.

If you have a child support order, you should read and must attach this form to your judgment form, FL-180.

Child Support Case Registry Form

FL-191

Registers the case in a national registry to help with enforcement.

Instructions are included with this form.

Earnings Assignment Order for Spousal or Partner Support

FL-435

Used to order the paying person’s employer to withhold spousal/partner support from the paycheck and send it to the other spouse or domestic partner.

Instructions for Form FL-435

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

When filling out Form FL-435, 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.

Income Withholding for Support

FL-195

Used to order the paying person’s employer to withhold child and spousal or partner support from the paycheck and send it to the other spouse or domestic partner.

Income Withholding for Support
- Instructions
(Form FL-196)

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

If there is separate property or debt, or community property or debt to divide in the judgment, complete the following form(s):

Form Name

Form Number

Purpose

Instructions

Property Declaration (Family Law)

FL-160

Used to list separate property, community property, and debts.

Video Instructions for FL-160

Pension Benefits — Attachment to Judgment

FL-348

Use if you or your spouse or domestic partner has a pension plan.

 

Retirement Plan Joinder — Information Sheet

FL-318-INFO

Information to help you find out if you need to join the pension plan to your divorce case and how to do it.

 

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