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FAMILY LAW RELATED COURT FEES


 Effective January 1, 2017

FAMILY LAW RELATED FEES

NOTICE OF CHANGES TO THE FEE SCHEDULE

The court’s Fee Schedule (SDSC Form #ADM-001) has been amended to reflect a new fee and amended fee descriptions, which are summarized below. The changes are effective January 1, 2017.

New Fee

Other Appeals

 Line 181(new): Appeal of a law enforcement agency’s determination regarding the placement of an individual’s information in a shared gang database (Pen. Code § 186.35). (Gov. Code § 70615[d])

Amended Fee Descriptions

Civil Motion and Other Filing Fees

 Line 46: Description amended to clarify that this fee applies to motions to quash, regardless of whether the first paper fee has been paid. (Gov. Code § 70617[a]) Family Law Fees

 Line 97: Description amended to clarify that a motion to quash is included in this fee, if no first paper fee was previously paid. (Gov. Code §§ 70670[d], 70602.5, 70602.6, 70677[b])

 Line 99: Description amended to clarify that a motion to quash is included in this fee. (Gov. Code §§ 70670[c], 70602.5, 70602.6, 70677[b])

 Line 105: Description amended to clarify that a motion to quash is included in this fee, if first paper fee was previously paid. (Gov. Code § 70677[a])

Probate Fees

 Line 151: Description amended to clarify that motion to quash is included in this fee. (Gov. Code §§ 70617[a], 70657[a][1])

The revised Fee Schedule (SDSC Form #ADM-001) is posted on the court’s website at www.sdcourt.ca.gov and will also be available in the clerk’s office.

 

 

Family Law Fees

Total fee

Petition or other first paper (including a joint petition) for dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or nullity

 $435

Response or other first paper filed in response to petition for dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or nullity

 $435

First paper in family law matter other than dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or nullity

 $435

First paper filed in response in family law matter other than dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or nullity

 $435

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).)

 No fee

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

 No fee

Petition for adoption (for each person to be adopted)

 $20 

Filings in a proceeding to declare a minor free from parental custody and control

 No fee

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

 No fee

Motion or order to show cause (now called "Request for Order") in family law matter

 $60

Additional charge on motion or order to show cause (now called "Request for Order") to modify or enforce custody or visitation

 $25

Stipulation and order not requiring a hearing; request or stipulation for continuance of hearing or case management conference not requiring a hearing

 $20

Stipulation that does not require an order

 No fee

A stipulation regarding the date of termination of marital or domestic partnership status if the court has retained jurisdiction over that date

 No fee

First paper or any subsequent paper filed by the Department of Child Support Services to establish parentage or to establish, modify, or collect support

 No fee

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.

 No fee

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

 No fee

Statement to register a foreign support order or other first paper in a UIFSA case

 No fee

A document relating to a stipulated postjudgment modification of child support

 No fee

Costs for stepparent adoption, including investigation (FC 9001, 9002)

 $700

Child custody evaluation (amount set by court)

 **

Court-appointed counsel for child (amount set by court) (FC 3150 et seq.)

 **

Premarital counseling for minors

 **

Cost for investigation re: petition to declare child free from parental custody and control

**

Court reporter fee for proceedings lasting less than one hour

 $30

Court reporter fee for proceedings lasting more than one hour

 $ 431(1/2 day)
$ 862 (full day)

Extra court reporter                                                                                                                                                                    

 $158 (1/2 day)
 $316 (full day)

Interpreter: Court Staff

 $74/hour

Interpreter: Non-Court Staff

 Actual cost

 

 ** Amount set by court

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