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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  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  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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