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Forms to Request Child Support

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Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Child:

  • If you are married or in a registered domestic partnership and do not want to get a divorce, legal separation, or annulment, you can start a court case by filing a Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children (Form FL-260).
  • If you are not married and have children together, and have signed a Declaration of Paternity, you can start a court case by filing a Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children (Form FL-260).
  • You can also use this form as part of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order case. By opening a case in this way, the court can make child support and other orders.


If you are asking for child support by filing a petition with the court:


1. In addition to any other forms you need for your case, fill out the following:

  • Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Child (Form FL-260) Opens new window 
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  • Request for Order (Form FL-300) Opens new window
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    Information sheet for Request for Order (Form )
  • Income and Expense Declaration (Form FL-150) Opens new window
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    OR  
  • Financial Statement (Simplified) (Form FL-155) Opens new window
    See instructions Opens new window for this form. 

To help you decide if form FL-150 or form FL-155 is right for you, read an information sheet called "Which Financial Form - FL-150 or FL-155?" (DV-570) in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese. Click on the language you need:

NOTE: If you need more room to write your "declaration" you can use:

  • Additional Page (Form MC-020) Opens new window


2. Forms for the Respondent:
(usually served on him or her by the petitioner)

  • Response to Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Child   
    (Form FL-270) Opens new window    
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  • Responsive Declaration to Order to Show Cause (Form FL-320) Opens new window
  • Income and Expense Declaration (Form FL-150) Opens new window
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    OR  
  • Financial Statement (Simplified) (Form FL-155) Opens new window
    See instructions Opens new window for this form. 


3. Proof of Service forms:

If you serve these forms with your divorce or parentage case forms, you will need a:

  • Proof of Service of Summons (Form FL-115Opens new window -- check box 1(e)(7).

If you serve these forms apart from your divorce or parentage case forms, you will need:

  • Proof of Personal Service (Form FL-330) Opens new window

If you serve these forms with your domestic violence restraining order case, you will need:

  • Proof of Service (In Person) (Form DV-200) Opens new window


4. If you and the other parent agree:
on your child support arrangements you can let the court know by using this form:

  • Stipulation to Establish or Modify a Child Support Order (Form FL-350) Opens new window
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5. After the hearing:
Everyone who is part of a child support order must fill out:

  • Child Support Case Registry Form (Form FL-191) Opens new window


6. After the hearing you MAY also need these forms:

  • Findings and Order After Hearing (Form FL-340) Opens new window
  • Child Support Information and Order Attachment (Form FL-342) Opens new window
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  • Non-guideline Child Support Findings Attachment (Form FL-342A) Opens new window

 

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