What documents are needed to file for divorce in California?
|Form Name||Form Number|
|Petition — Marriage/Domestic Partnership||FL-100|
|Summons (Family Law)||FL-110|
|Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)||FL-105|
|Proof of Service of Summons (Family Law — Uniform Parentage — Custody and Support)||FL-115|
How do I file for divorce myself in California?
- You will need to download and complete the Petition—Marriage (Family Law Form FL-100) and the Summons (FL-110).
- If you have children under the age of 18 with your spouse, you must also complete the Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (FL-105/GC-120).
How much does it cost to file divorce in California? The filing fee for a divorce in California is $435. If your spouse decides to respond to your complaint, then they must also pay $435. You should also note that there may be additional costs as the case progresses. If you can’t afford to pay these costs, you have the option to ask for a fee waiver.
Where do I get divorce papers in California? The California Department of Public Health maintains vital records, including divorce records. These records can be accessed online or by visiting the department’s offices. The Superior Court of California also provides access to divorce records.