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Family Law Court Forms

These court forms are commonly used in divorce cases, child custody cases, cohabitation agreements, and adoption. They are intended for use in the State of California, County of Los Angeles. You are admonished to seek legal counsel before filing these or any other legal forms. To speak to one of our experienced Los Angeles family law attorneys about your personal situation, please call us toll free at (818) 348-6700

DIVORCE PREPARATION

Client Information Form (Disso. or Mediation) [pdf] Client Information Form (Disso. or Mediation) [pdf] (240 KB)

Confidential Client Information form which needs to be completed and returned to our offices prior to the initial client consultation.  The information is protected by the attorney-client privilege and if completely filled out, provides for the most rewarding consultation experience.

Property Declaration (FL-160) [pdf] Property Declaration (FL-160) [pdf] (292 KB)

This court form is a useful tool for clearly illustrating property division issues. You should complete it and bring it to your initial client consultation if you have any concerns involving the division of property.

Schedule of Assets & Debts (FL-142) [pdf] Schedule of Assets & Debts (FL-142) [pdf] (170 KB)

This form is mandatory in dissolution matters as part of the statutory financial disclosure requirements. It is more detailed than the Property Declaration above and for the purposes of a client consultation, you may complete it and bring it instead of the Property Declaration if you wish.

Income & Expense Declaration (FL-150) [PDF] Income & Expense Declaration (FL-150) [PDF] (697 KB)

This Income and Expense Declaration (FL-150) is a mandatory court form. As part of the statutory financial disclosure requirements, this form reports your actual and average monthly income in addition to reflecting all of your costs and expenses. Completing and bringing this form will provide for a more useful initial consultation as it will help the attorney address any support issues.

 CHILD CUSTODY, CHILD SUPPORT & SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Custody Worksheet [pdf] Custody Worksheet [pdf] (54 KB)

This excerpt from one of Ron's books is useful for helping parents develop and negotiate custody plans because it lists many important issues that parents don't always consider in advance. 

Forms & Instructions for Child Support Cases 

The above link will take you to the California Court webpage which provides additional child support information.

ADOPTION

Contact After Adoption Agreement [pdf] Contact After Adoption Agreement [pdf] (85 KB)

This form, when completed and signed by the parties and Judge, allows for ongoing contact with an adopted child by the birth parents.

Request to: Enforce, Change, End Contact After Adoption Agreement [pdf] Request to: Enforce, Change, End Contact After Adoption Agreement [pdf] (173 KB)

This form should is necessary when wishing to enforce or change contact with an adopted child after adoption.

Adoption Expenses [pdf] Adoption Expenses [pdf] (130 KB)

This form must be completed by the adopting parents to reflect any expenses they paid with regards to their adoption.

Adoption of Indian Child [pdf] Adoption of Indian Child [pdf] (175 KB)

California has special guidelines for adoptions involving Native American children. This form is necessary in those circumstances.

Parent of Indian Child Agrees to End Parental Rights [pdf] Parent of Indian Child Agrees to End Parental Rights [pdf] (143 KB)

This is another form which California requires for adoptions involving Native American children.

Judge's Order to: Enforce, Change, End Contact After Adoption Agreement [pdf] Judge's Order to: Enforce, Change, End Contact After Adoption Agreement [pdf] (175 KB)

This fillable PDF reflects the court's orders in a matter involving enforcement or changes to a contact after adoption agreement.

Answer to Request to: Enforce, Change, End Contact After Adoption Agreement [pdf] Answer to Request to: Enforce, Change, End Contact After Adoption Agreement [pdf] (163 KB)

This fillable PDF should be completed by a party contesting a request to enforce or change contact with an adopted child after adoption.