Parentage

Forms

If you're not sure which forms to use, talk to your Family Law Facilitator or a lawyer. Find local court forms you may need at your county's court website.

Form to ask the court for accommodation because of a disability:

  • Request for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities and Response (Form MC-410)
    See the instructions for this form.

Choose the form you need below. You can either download and print the form, or fill it out on your computer, then print it out.

NOTE: You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you're not sure which forms to use, talk to your Family Law Facilitator or a lawyer.

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Find local court forms you may need at your county's court website.

Forms to ask to establish parentage:

  • Summons (Petition for Custody and Support) (Form FL-210)
  • Petition to Establish Parental Relationship (Form FL-200)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
  • (UCCJEA) (Form FL-105/GC-120)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Proof of Service of Summons (Form FL-115)
  • Judgment (Form FL-250)
    See the instructions for this form.

Proof of Service:

  • Proof of Personal Service (Form FL-330)
  • Proof of Service by Mail (Form FL-335)

Other forms you may or may not need:

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:

  • Request to Enter Default (Uniform Parentage) (Form FL-165)
  • Declaration for Default or Uncontested Judgment (Form FL-230)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Child Custody and Visitation Order Attachment (Form FL-341)
  • Children's Holiday Schedule Attachment (Form FL-341(C))
  • Attachment Provisions - Physical Custody Attachment (Form FL-341(D))
  • Joint Legal Custody Attachment (Form FL-341(E))
  • Child Support Information and Order Attachment (Form FL-342)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Notice of Rights and Responsibilities (Form FL-192)
    (Health Care Costs and Reimbursement Procedures and
    Information Sheet on Changing a Child Support Order)
  • Child Support Case Registry (Form FL-191)
  • Income Withholding for Support (Form FL-195)
    See the instructions for this form in Form FL-196
  • Notice of Entry of Judgment (Custody and Support) (Form FL-190)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Stipulation for Entry of Judgment Re: Establishment of Parental Relationship (Form FL-240)
  • Advisement and Waiver of Rights Re: Establishment of Parental Relationship (Form FL-235)
  • Stipulation and Order for Custody and/or Visitation (Form FL-355)
    See the instructions for this form.

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NOTE: You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you're not sure which forms to use, talk to your Family Law Facilitator or a lawyer.

Find local court forms you may need at your county's court website.

If you were served with:

"Petition to Establish Parental Relationship" (Form FL-200) the form you need to use to respond is:

  • Response to Petition to Establish Parental Relationship (Form FL-220)
    See the instructions for this form

If you were served by the Government with:

"Summons and Complaint" (Form FL-600) OR "Supplemental Complaint Regarding Parental Obligations" (Form 1299.01) the form you need to respond is:

  • Answer to Complaint or Supplemental Complaint Regarding Parental Obligations (Form FL-610)

If you were served by the Government with:

"Governmental Notice of Motion"(Form FL-680) OR "Governmental Order to Show Cause" (From FL-683) the form you need to respond is:

  • Response to Governmental Notice of Motion or Order to Show Cause (Form FL-685)

If the judge decides that you are a parent of the child, you will also need:

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, Vietnamese.

NOTE: You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you're not sure which forms to use, talk to your Family Law Facilitator or a lawyer.

Find local court forms you may need at your county's court website.

Forms to ask the court cancel a Declaration of Paternity:

  • Request for Hearing and Application to Set Aside Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (Form FL-280).
  • Proof of Personal Service (Form FL-330).
  • Order After Hearing on Motion to Set Aside Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (Form FL-290).

Forms to "Answer" a request to set aside a Declaration of Paternity:

  • Responsive Declaration to Application to Set Aside Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (Form FL-285).
  • Proof of Service by Mail (Form FL-335).
  • Order After Hearing on Motion to Set Aside Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (Form FL-290).

The judge cannot hear your court case until you have filed your court forms properly. The judge has to be sure that everyone involved in the court case has information about what the other people have filed before he or she can let the case move forward.

To prove to the court that copies of the documents were given to everyone, "Proof of Service" forms are to be filled out and filed with the court.

REMEMBER: YOU CANNOT SERVE YOUR COURT FORMS YOURSELF.

Someone over 18 (for example a friend, relative, or a professional process server) who is not involved in the case in any way must serve the court forms for you.

The person who serves the documents has to complete one Proof of Service form for each person served and return it to you for filing with the court.

Choose the form you need below. You can either download and print the form, or fill it out on your computer, then print it out.

NOTE: You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you're not sure which forms to use, talk to your Family Law Facilitator or a lawyer.

Find local court forms you may need at your county's court website.

Proof of Service Forms:

  • Proof of Personal Service (Form FL-330)
  • Proof of Service by Mail (Form FL-335)

In most cases, you have to pay a fee to file papers with the court. The fees are a little different in each county. Usually counties have their fee schedules posted on their court's web site.

For some people who do not earn enough money, the court will say that they do not have to pay the fees. This is called a "fee waiver." To find out if you qualify for a fee waiver, read:

  • Information Sheet on Waiver of Court Fees and Costs (Form FW-001-INFO)

If you're not sure which forms to use, talk to your Family Law Facilitator or a lawyer.

Find local court forms you may need at your county's court website.

Forms that Ask the Court for Fee Waivers:

  • Request to Waive Court Fees (Form FW-001)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Request to Waive Additional Court Fees (Form FW-002)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Order on Court Fee Waiver (Form FW-003)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Notice: Waiver of Court Fees (Form FW-005)
  • Request for Hearing About Court Fee Waiver Order (Form FW-006)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Notice on Hearing About Court Fees (Form FW-007)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Order on Court Fee Waiver After Hearing (Form FW-008)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Notice to Court of Improved Financial Situation or Settlement (Form FW-010)
    See the instructions for this form.
  • Notice to Appear for Reconsideration of Fee Waiver (Form FW-011)
  • Order on Court Fee Waiver After Reconsideration Hearing (Form FW-012)
    See the instructions for this form.

Learn more about fee waivers.