California Spousal Support Declaration
I want spousal support. How do I get spousal support?
The first step in obtaining spousal support is to file a California Spousal Support Declaration form. This form is used in all California courts.
You can ask for a spousal or partner support order once you file (start) your case. You can get temporary orders for spousal or partner support while you are waiting for the final judgment in your case. To set up a spousal or partner support order, you or your spouse/partner must request an order from the court.
How to do this depends on whether you already have a family court case that involves you and your spouse or domestic partner; or, whether you are starting a case for the first time.
A California Spousal Support Declaration will need to be filed with your request. This can be done by completing a a FL-157 form or by submitting a written declaration.
File Download (PDF File): fl157 – support declaration
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