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The following fees apply to family and children. To view the court's complete fee schedule, click here.
FAMILY LAW FEES
Family Law Fees
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
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
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
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
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).)
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
Petition for adoption (for each person to be adopted)
Filings in a proceeding to declare a minor free from parental custody and control
FC 7806, 7841
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
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)
Additional charge on motion or order to show cause (now called "Request for Order") to modify or enforce custody or visitation
Stipulation and order not requiring a hearing; request or stipulation for continuance of hearing or case management conference not requiring a hearing
Stipulation that does not require an order
A stipulation regarding the date of termination of marital or domestic partnership status if the court has retained jurisdiction over that date
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
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.
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
Statement to register a foreign support order or other first paper in a UIFSA case
GC 70677, FC 4927
A document relating to a stipulated postjudgment modification of child support
Costs for stepparent adoption, including investigation (FC 9001, 9002)
Child custody evaluation (amount set by court)
Amount set by court
Court-appointed counsel for child (amount set by court) (FC 3150 et seq.)
Amount set by court
Premarital counseling for minors
Amount set by court
Cost for investigation re: petition to declare child free from parental custody and control