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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: Family & Children: Family Law Fees
   
Family Law Fees

The following fees apply to family and children. To view the court's complete fee schedule, click here.


FAMILY LAW FEES

Ref # Family Law Fees Code Section(s) Total fee
96 Petition or other first paper (including a joint petition) for dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or nullity GC 70670(b), 70602.5, 70602.6 $435
97 Response or other first paper filed in response to petition for dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or nullity (includes ex parte application for restoration of former name after entry of judgment if no first paper fee previously paid) GC 70670(d), 70602.5, 70602.6 $435
98 First paper in family law matter other than dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or nullity GC 70670(a), 70602.5, 70602.6 $435
99 First paper filed in response in family law matter other than dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or nullity GC 70670(c), 70602.5, 70602.6 $435
100 A settlement agreement or stipulation for judgment that is signed by a defaulted respondent and included in a judgment of dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership; or a stipulation to modify such an agreement if the stipulation is presented by the petitioner. (Defaulted respondent is not charged a first paper fee under GC 70670. GC 70671(b), (e).) GC 70677(c) No fee
101 Appearance, stipulation, and waiver of rights in dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation or nullity or to establish parentage, when respondent is a member of the armed forces GC 70673 No fee
102 Petition for adoption (for each person to be adopted) H&S 103730 $20
103 Filings in a proceeding to declare a minor free from parental custody and control FC 7806, 7841 No fee
104 Domestic violence restraining orders, including a request to obtain, modify, or enforce an order to prevent domestic violence or response to that request; and any request that is necessary to obtain or give effect to a restraining order GC 70671(f),
GC 70677(b)(5);
FC 6222
No fee
105 Motion or order to show cause (now called "Request for Order") in family law matter (includes ex parte application for restoration of former name after entry of judgment if no first paper fee previously paid) GC 70677(a) $60
106 Additional charge on motion or order to show cause (now called "Request for Order") to modify or enforce custody or visitation GC 70678 $25
107 Stipulation and order not requiring a hearing; request or stipulation for continuance of hearing or case management conference not requiring a hearing GC 70677(c) $20
108 Stipulation that does not require an order GC 70677(b)(7) No fee
109 A stipulation regarding the date of termination of marital or domestic partnership status if the court has retained jurisdiction over that date GC 70671(c) No fee
110 First paper or any subsequent paper filed by the Department of Child Support Services to establish parentage or to establish, modify, or collect support GC 6103.9,
GC 70672
No fee
111 Response or subsequent paper filed in an action brought by the Department of Child Support Services to establish parentage or to establish, modify, or collect support if support is the only issue. If a custody issue is raised, see charge for first paper filed in response to other family law matters. GC 70672 No fee
112 Filings on issues relating to parentage or support in a pre-existing non-governmental case in which a Title IV-D child support agency has intervened and is providing services under FC 17400 GC 70672 No fee
113 Statement to register a foreign support order or other first paper in a UIFSA case GC 70677,
FC 4927
No fee
114 A document relating to a stipulated postjudgment modification of child support GC 70671(d) No fee
115 Costs for stepparent adoption, including investigation (FC 9001, 9002) FC 9002 $700
116 Child custody evaluation (amount set by court) FC 3112 Amount set by court
117 Court-appointed counsel for child (amount set by court) (FC 3150 et seq.) FC 3153 Amount set by court
118 Premarital counseling for minors FC 304 Amount set by court
119 Cost for investigation re: petition to declare child free from parental custody and control FC 7851.5 Amount set by court



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