Information Sheet How To Oppose A Request To Change Child Spousal Or Family Support {FL-393} | Pdf Doc Docx | California

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Information Sheet How To Oppose A Request To Change Child Spousal Or Family Support {FL-393}

This is a California form that can be used for Family Law - Motions within Judicial Council.

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FL-393 INFORMATION SHEET HOW TO OPPOSE A REQUEST TO CHANGE CHILD, SPOUSAL, OR FAMILY SUPPORT What to Do 1. If you receive a Notice of Motion and Motion for Simplified Modification of Order for Child, Spousal, or Family Support ("Notice of Motion") (form FL-390) from the other party or the local child support agency, you have one of two choices: · · 2. Agree with the proposed changes; or File a response and go to the hearing. You do not need to wait to go to court before modifying the support. If you agree with the changes sought (see item 2 on the front of the Notice of Motion), or if you agree that the order should be changed in some way, contact the party that served you so that an agreement should be reached. If an agreement is reached with the other party, an order must be prepared and submitted to the court for the judge's signature and filed with the court clerk's office. If one of the parties is receiving welfare benefits or the local child support agency is enforcing the support order, the local child support agency must sign the agreement before it is filed with the court. If you are able to reach an agreement with the other party and the order is filed with the court clerk's office, you do not need to appear at the hearing. The hearing will simply be taken off calendar. NOTICE: Unless you know the hearing has been taken off calendar, you should go to the hearing as scheduled to protect your rights. You might consider calling the court the day before the hearing to see if the hearing is still on calendar. 3. If you do not agree with the proposed changes, you must do the following: · Complete the Responsive Declaration to Motion for Simplified Modification of Order for Child, Spousal, or Family Support ("Response to Motion" (form FL-392). If a blank Response to Motion was not given to you when you received the Notice of Motion, the court clerk's office, the office of the family law facilitator, or the local child support agency can tell you where one can be found. Or you can get one from the Judicial Council's website: www.courtinfo.ca.gov. NOTICE: Check with your local court clerk's office or the office of the family law facilitator to see if the forms must be typewritten. Make at least three copies of the completed form. Fill out the form Financial Statement (Simplified) (form FL-155), if you are allowed to use the form. See the instructions on the back side of the form to see if you qualify; otherwise, you must fill out the form Income and Expense Declaration (form FL-150). You must attach copies of your most recent W-2 form(s) and three most recent paycheck stubs to the form Financial Statement (Simplified) (form FL-155) or the form Income and Expense Declaration (form FL-150). Make at least three copies of the completed form. · 4. You must have one copy of each of the following papers served on the local child support agency and on the other party, if the other party is not the local child support agency: · · Your Responsive Declaration to Motion (form FL-392). Your Financial Statement (Simplified) (form FL-155) or Income and Expense Declaration (form FL-150). For instructions on how to serve these papers properly, see the information box on the Proof of Service, found on the reverse of the Response to Motion (form FL-392). Whoever serves the papers should fill out and must sign the Proof of Service. NOTICE: Consult with the office of the family law facilitator or the local court rules to see if there are any other documents you will need to have served on the local child support agency and on the other party. Page 1 of 2 Form Approved for Optional Use Judicial Council of California FL-393 [Rev. July 1, 2008] INFORMATION SHEET--HOW TO OPPOSE A REQUEST TO CHANGE CHILD, SPOUSAL, OR FAMILY SUPPORT Family Code, § 3680 www.courtinfo.ca.gov American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com FL-393 5. Take the original of each of the completed forms to the court clerk's office for filing. If you or your attorney have not filed any other papers in the case, you must do one of two things: · Pay a first appearance filing fee to the court clerk when you go to file these papers (you can find out what the amount of the fee is from the court clerk's office or the office of the family law facilitator); or Apply for a fee waiver. For more information on how to request a waiver of the filing fees, get the form Information Sheet on Waiver of Court Fees and Costs (form FW-001-INFO). · NOTICE: The existing support order remains in effect and payments must be made according to its terms until any new order is made. Using an Attorney If you use this method to modify support, you may hire an attorney to represent you in court, or you may represent yourself. If you hire an attorney, you will have to pay the cost. The court will not provide you with a free attorney. If the county is the other party, and if one of the parties is receiving welfare benefits, or if one of the parties has asked the local child support agency to enforce support, a representative from the local child support agency will be present at the hearing. REMEMBER: The local child support agency does not represent any individual in this lawsuit, including the child, the child's mother, and the child's father. Hearing Make sure you bring with you a copy of your Response to Motion (form FL-392), Financial Statement (Simplified) (form FL-155) or Income and Expense Declaration (form FL-150), your most recent federal and state income tax returns and W-2 form(s), and three most recent pay check stubs. The other party has a right to see your financial information, and you have the right to see the other party's financial information. Court Order Whether you win or lose, once the judge makes a decision, you may be required to prepare the form Findings and Order After Hearing (form FL-340) and Child Support Information and Order Attachment (form FL-342). If the support order has changed, you may also be required to prepare a modified Income Withholding for Support (form FL-195). Usually, the party bringing the motion is supposed to prepare these papers. If that party does not, you must be ready to do it. You will not have to prepare these documents if the local child support agency is involved. If you have prepared these documents yourself, you must make sure that they are signed by the judge. Check with the court clerk's office or the office of the family law facilitator for the proper procedure. After the Income Withholding for Supp

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