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 - 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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