Forms

Custody Paternity & Child Support Forms

This is a list of the custody and paternity forms that are available, free of charge, at the Family Law Self-Help Center.

To jump down to a group of forms, click one of these links:

Complaints
Answer & Counterclaims
Reply to Counterclaim
Custody / Paternity Decrees
Miscellaneous Forms

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For more information about the forms and when they might be needed, you can click on the "?" that appears next to many of the forms. 

For information about how to fill out and file court forms, please read Basics of Court Forms and Filings.

Complaints [?]

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Use the "Custody" forms if the father is known and there is no disagreement about paternity.  Use the "Paternity" forms if you mainly need the court to determine who is (or who is not) the father.

Custody Complaint (pdf)

Custody Complaint (pdf fillable)

Paternity Complaint (pdf)

Paternity Complaint (pdf fillable)

 

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS NEEDED TO FILE A COMPLAINT

Family Court Cover Sheet (pdf)

Family Court Cover Sheet (pdf fillable)

Summons (pdf)  

Summons (pdf fillable)

 

Answers & Counterclaims [?]

Answer (pdf)

Answer (pdf fillable)

Custody Answer & Counterclaim (pdf) 

Custody Answer & Counterclaim (pdf fillable)

Paternity Answer & Counterclaim (pdf)

Paternity Answer & Counterclaim (pdf fillable)

 

Reply to Counterclaim [?]

Reply to Counterclaim (pdf)

Reply to Counterclaim (pdf fillable)

 

Custody/Paternity Decrees [?]

Decree of Custody (pdf) 

Decree of Custody (pdf fillable)

Paternity Order Packet (pdf fillable)

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO GET A CUSTODY DECREE WITHOUT A HEARING:

Request for Summary Disposition (pdf fillable) 

Affidavit in Support of Request for Summary Disposition (pdf fillable)

  

Miscellaneous Forms

Affidavit of Service (pdf)

Affidavit of Service (pdf fillable)

Certificate of Mailing (pdf)  

Certificate of Mailing (pdf fillable)

Certificate of Service (pdf)  

Certificate of Service (pdf fillable)

Change of Address (pdf)  

Change of Address (pdf fillable)

Child Support and Welfare Identification Form (pdf)  

Child Support and Welfare Identification Form (pdf fillable)

Child Support Worksheet A - For Primary Physical Custody Calculations (pdf fillable)

Child Support Worksheet B - For Joint Physical Custody Calculations (pdf fillable)

Declaration and Order To Extend the Time to Answer (pdf) 

Declaration and Order To Extend the Time to Answer (pdf fillable)

Declaration and Order to Extend the Time to Serve (pdf) 

Declaration and Order to Extend the Time to Serve (pdf fillable) 

Default (pdf)  

Default (pdf fillable)

Financial Disclosure Form - General (pdf)

Financial Disclosure Form - General (pdf fillable)

Financial Disclosure Form - Detailed (excel)

Joint Preliminary Injunction Request (pdf)

Joint Preliminary Injunction Request (pdf fillable)

Motion / Opposition Fee Information Sheet (pdf)

Notice of Entry of Order/Judgment (pdf) 

Notice of Entry of Order/Judgment (pdf fillable)

Objection to Hearing Master's Recommendation - Child Support (pdf)

Order After Hearing and Instructions - With Children (pdf)

Order Shortening Time Packet (pdf fillable)

Pre-Trial Memorandum (pdf)

Publication Forms:

Affidavit to Serve by Publication (pdf)

Affidavit of Due Diligence (pdf)

Order to Serve by Publication (pdf)

Receipt of Copy (pdf)  

Receipt of Copy (pdf fillable)

Request and Order for Reinstatement (pdf)  

Request and Order for Reinstatement (pdf fillable)

Request and Order for Waiver of COPE Class (pdf)

Request and Order for Family Mediation Center (pdf)

Request and Order to Waive Mediation

Request for Submission (Per EDCR 5.11) (pdf)

Schedule of Arrears (pdf fillable)

Stipulation and Order Regarding Children (pdf)

Stipulation and Order to Continue a Hearing (pdf)

Subpoena (pdf)

Voluntary Dismissal Packet (pdf)

Waiver of Service of Summons and Complaint (pdf) 

Waiver of Service of Summons and Complaint (pdf fillable)

 

If you cannot find the form you are looking for, please check the Miscellaneous Forms page.  The Clerk of Court also maintains a webpage where some common family court forms can be found.  Click here to visit the Clerk of Court's forms page.