1. Fill out forms.
Fill out, sign, and date:
- Request for Order (form FL-300)
- Income and Expense Declaration (form FL-150)
If the court has already made a child support order and judgment in your case (for example, form FL-630), also fill out this form:
Declaration Regarding Address Verification–Postjudgment Request to Modify a Child Custody, Visitation, or Child Support Order (form FL-334).
2. Make copies.
Make 5 copies of each form.
Keep your signed original forms to file later.
3. Have someone mail the unfiled forms.
A server (someone 18 years or older – notyou) mails the local child support agency:
- 2 copies of your unfiled forms
- 1 blank Responsive Declaration to Request for Order (form FL-320)
- 1 blank Income and Expense Declaration (form FL-150)
The agency then mails the other parent 1 copy of your unfiled forms and the blank forms listed above.
The server then fills out form FL-335 , Proof of Service by Mail.
4. File your forms at court.
File at court
- The original plus 3 copies of the papers listed in Step 1, and
- The original plus 1 copy of form FL-335
You can file the forms in person. Or contact your local court is closed, ask them if you can file:
- by U.S. mail,
- e-mail or e-file, or
- by drop box.
If you file by mail or drop box, you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
5. Have someone mail the filed forms.
The court will stamp your copies “FILED,” and return them to you. Have a server send the copies of the FILED forms to the local child support agency.
Follow these steps:
- A server (someone 18 years or older – notyou) mails 2 copies of the FILED papers to the local child support agency. (The agency will mail a copy to the other side.)
Deadline:The server must mail these copies at least 30 days before your court date.
- The server then fills out a new form FL-335, Proof of Service by Mail for these FILED forms.
Then you file the original plus 1 copy of the newFL-335 before your court date.
6. Update your financial info if…
You need to file and serve an updated form FL-150 at least one week before your court date, if
- Your court date is more than 90 days after you signed your last FL-150, or
- Your financial situation has changed.