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

Click for information on fee waivers.

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

Forms - Responding to Divorce or Separation


Forms to Respond to a Divorce or Legal Separation

Form Name Form Number Instructions

Response — Marriage (Family Law)

OR

Response — Domestic Partnership/Marriage (Family Law)

FL-120

OR

FL-123

Video instructions for Form FL-120 Video icon

Video instructions for Form FL-123

Click to see the Legal Steps for a Divorce (Dissolution) (FL-107-INFO).

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 more information on fee waivers.


If you have children with your spouse or domestic partner, fill out:

Form Name Form Number Instructions
Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Form FL-105/GC-120 Instructions for Form FL-105

Video instructions for FL-105 
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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Forms - Annulment


Forms to Start an Annulment

Form Name

 Form Number

Information

Petition — Marriage (Family Law)

 

OR

 

Petition — Domestic Partnership (Family Law)

 

FL-100

 

OR

 

FL-103

To start an annulment (nullity of marriage) when you are married. Lists dates, children, property, and debts.

Instructions for Form FL-100 Video icon 

To start an annulment when you are registered domestic partners. Lists dates, children, property, and debts.

Instructions for Form FL-103

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.

Proof of Service of Summons

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.

Form Name

Form Number 

Information

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/GC-120

Click for information on fee waivers

Forms to Respond to an Annulment

Form Name

 Form Number

Information

Response — Marriage

 

OR

 

Response — Domestic Partnership

FL-120

 

OR

 

FL-123

To respond to an annulment (nullity of marriage) when you are married. Lists dates, children, property, and debts.

Instructions for Form FL-120 Video icon 

To respond to an annulment when you are registered domestic partners. Lists dates, children, property, and debts.

Instructions for Form FL-123

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).

 

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.

Form Name

Form Number 

Information

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/GC-120

FORMS - Asking for a Spousal/Partner Support Order


Forms for Asking for a Spousal or Partner Support Order (a Divorce or Separation Case Must Exist)

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.

Income and Expense Declaration

 

FL-150

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.

Instructions for Form FL-150 Video icon

Spousal SSpousal or Partner Support Declaration Attachment  FL-157 Use this form when asking to change a spousal or partner support order made as part of the divorce or legal separation judgment, or after the judgment.

This is an optional form, so you do not have to use it but it can help you make sure you give the judge the information s/he will need.

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).

Responsive Declaration to Request for Order

FL-320

Form includes instructions. Attach this form blank.

Find more information on fee waivers.

Forms for Preparing a Temporary Spousal or Partner Support Order

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

Form Name

Form Number

Instructions

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

FL-340

Cover sheet with attachments that you prepare stating the terms of the order or referencing the form attachments.

Spousal, Partner, or Family Support Order Attachment (Family Law)

FL-343

 

Earnings Assignment Order for Spousal or Partner Support (Family Law)

FL-435

Use this form to garnish (assign) wages of the person ordered to pay spousal/partner support. Do NOT use if you also have a child support order.

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

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.

Income Withholding for Support - Instructions (Form FL-196). Use this form if you have an order for child support AND spousal or partner support.

 

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

MC-020

 

Forms for Preparing a Spousal or Partner Support Order As Part of the Judgment for Divorce or Legal Separation

Form Name

Form Number

Instructions

Judgment (Family Law)

FL-180

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

See the Forms for Completing Your Divorce or Legal Separation to make sure you have all the forms you need.

Spousal, Partner, or Family Support Order Attachment (Family Law)

FL-343

 

Earnings Assignment Order for Spousal or Partner Support (Family Law)

FL-435

Use this form to garnish (assign) wages of the person ordered to pay spousal/partner support. Do NOT use if you also have a child support order. Use Form FL-195 if you have both, child AND spousal support orders.

Make sure to only include 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

Income Withholding for Support
 - Instructions 
(Form FL-196). Use ths form if you have an order for child support AND spousal or partner support.

Make sure to only include the last 4 digits of the social security number of the person ordered to pay support. The law requires it to protect their privacy.

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

MC-020

 

Forms - Changing (or Ending) a Spousal or Partner Support Order


Forms to Ask for a Change of a Spousal or Partner Support 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.

Income and Expense Declaration

 

FL-150

 

 

 

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.

Instructions for Form FL-150 Video icon

Spousal or Partner Support Declaration Attachment FL-157

Use this form when asking to change a spousal or partner support order made as part of the divorce or legal separation judgment, or after the judgment.

This is an optional form, so you do not have to use it but it can help you make sure you give the judge the information s/he will need.

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).

Declaration OR Attached Declaration

MC-030   or

MC-031

Use either of these forms if you need more space to describe your situation and your request.

Responsive Declaration to Request for Order

FL-320

Attach this form blank.

Find more information on fee waivers.

 

 

Forms for Preparing a Spousal or Partner Support Order

Form Name

Form Number

Instructions

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

FL-340

 

Spousal, Partner, or Family Support Order Attachment (Family Law)

FL-343

 

Earnings Assignment Order for Spousal or Partner Support (Family Law)

FL-435

Use this form to garnish (assign) wages of the person ordered to pay spousal/partner support. Do NOT use if you also have child support order.

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

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.

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

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

MC-020

 

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