I-CAN!™ Legal

California – Legal Form Sets

Click on the form set in the list below for a description and a list of the California legal forms that may print depending on your individual case. Please note, you will only find descriptions on this page. To use I-CAN! to help you fill out your California court forms, go back to I-CAN! Legal – California Court Forms and click on “Create an Account”.

If you would like to fill out a form that I-CAN! Legal doesn’t provide help with, click on Blank Forms. If you would like to fill out a form packet by hand instead of using I-CAN! to fill out your forms for you, click on Form Packets.

Advance Health Care Directive – For any state

An Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) expresses your wishes for medical treatment in case you become incapacitated and are unable to make decisions for yourself, such as in the event of an accident or severe illness.

It also allows you to appoint a health care agent to make care and treatment decisions for you if you are unable to. It also lets you express your wishes regarding donation of organs and the designation of a primary physician.

I-CAN! will print the following form:

  • Advance Health Care Directive
Child Custody, Visitation and Support

Use the form set Request for Order/Response.

Civil Harassment Restraining Order/Response

If you want to ask for a restraining order to stop harassment, you can use I-CAN! to complete your forms to request a hearing and receive a Restraining Order.

Persons who are not related and never had a dating relationship may file a Civil Harassment case when they have been stalked, harassed, sexually assaulted, or threatened with violence.

If you want to respond to a Restraining Order, you can also use I-CAN! to complete your forms.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • Request: CM-010, CH-100, CH-109, CH-110, CH-200, CH-130, CLETS-001, L-889
  • Response: CH-120, CH-250, CH-145
Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulment for a Marriage or Domestic Partnership: Petition, Response, Judgment

You can use I-CAN! to help you to get a divorce, respond to a divorce, get a legal separation, respond to a legal separation, get an annulment or respond to an annulment from your spouse or domestic partner. There are three steps to the forms:

  1. Step 1: Summons and Petition/Response – To start a case or respond to one. If you have your financial information with you, you may continue to Step 2 and file the forms at the same time.
  2. Step 2: Declaration of Disclosure – For either party to prepare initial financial paperwork. Come back and make changes to prepare your final financial paperwork.
  3. Step 3: Judgment – For either party to finalize the divorce or legal separation. You can file these forms 30 days after the Petition was served. I-CAN! will help you file your Judgment by Default without Agreement or as a Contested case. If you want a Judgment with an Agreement, you should ask an attorney for help.

Please note, for an annulment, you should first speak with an attorney to make sure you qualify for an annulment. Please also review http://courts.ca.gov/annulment.

I-CAN!® will print the forms you need out of the following forms:

  • Step 1: FL-100, FL-160, FL-161, FL-105, Fl-110, FL-115, FL-120, FL-335, CM-015
  • Step 2: FL-140, FL-141, FL-142, FL-150
  • Step 3: FL-141, FL-165, FL-170, FL-319, FL-158, FL-157, FL-180, FL-160, FL-161, FL-190, FL-191, FL-192, FL-341, FL-341(A), FL-341(B), FL-341(C), FL-341(D), FL-341(E), FL-342, FL-343, FL-345, FL-346, FL-348, L-124, L-31, MC-040
Domestic Violence Restraining Order/Response – FREE

If you are the victim of Domestic Violence you can use I-CAN! to complete your forms to request a hearing and receive a Restraining Order. To file a restraining order for Domestic Violence, you must have a domestic relationship with the person you want protection from (for example: a spouse or ex-spouse, someone you live or lived with, a relative, someone you dated or were engaged to, or the parent of your child or children).

If you do not have a domestic relationship with the person, select “Civil Harassment Restraining Order”.

If you want to respond to a Domestic Violence restraining order, you can also use I-CAN! to complete your forms.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • Petition: DV-100, DV-505-INFO, DV-101, DV-105, DV-108, DV-109, DV-110, DV-140, DV-145, DV-150, DV-200, DV-115, CLETS-001, L-1124, CM-015
  • Response: DV-120, DV-120-INFO, DV-250, DV-800
Eviction/Eviction Defense (Notice – FREE)

If you are a tenant and you have been served with legal papers by your landlord titled Complaint – Unlawful Detainer (UD-100) an eviction lawsuit has been filed against you in Court. If you do not file a response, you will be evicted without a hearing or trial. You can use I-CAN! to prepare an Unlawful Detainer Answer (UD-105). Please note: I-CAN! does not provide help preparing motions such as Motion To Quash and if you file an Answer, you will not be able to file a Motion to Quash.

If you are a landlord and you want to evict a tenant in a residential property, you can use I-CAN! to prepare a notice to your tenant and a Summons and Complaint (UD-100) to file at the court. You can prepare and print your 3-day, 30-day or 60-day notice for FREE. Please note: I-CAN! does not provide help preparing eviction forms for a commercial property.

I-CAN! now provides e-filing for Eviction/Eviction Defense at the courts in Orange County. I-CAN! provides e-filing for UD-100 and UD-105 and the forms filed with them at the same time. Please note: If you are evicting a tenant, I-CAN! does not provide e-filing for the additional forms you will need to file after UD-100.

E-filing is now mandatory for Eviction/Eviction Defense forms at the courts in Orange County. However, if you do not have regular access to a computer or are not able to use a computer, you should not choose to e-file. You can file a form called Application and order for Electronic Filing and Service Exemption to be exempt from e-filing if you do not readily have access to a computer or if mandatory e-filing would cause undue hardship or significant prejudice. PLEASE NOTE: if you choose to e-file your Eviction/Eviction Defense, you are consenting to e-notice, including e-discovery. Everything in your case will be done electronically, with no paper filings.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • Eviction: CM-010, SUM-130, UD-100, POS-010, 60 day notice, 30 day notice, 3 day notice to quit, 3 day notice to perform or quit, 3 day notice for non-payment of rent
  • Eviction Defense: UD-105
Fee Waiver – ANY FORM SET FOR FREE

The court will charge you a fee to file your forms. If you cannot afford the filing fee you can apply for a Fee Waiver. If you apply for a Fee Waiver your forms will be filed as if you have paid the fees. The court will then make a decision to determine which fees, if any, you need to pay. If you prepare Fee Waiver forms in your account, you can prepare and print any court forms for FREE.

If you apply for a Fee Waiver and another party is filing with you, they will need to fill out a Fee Waiver as well.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • FW-001, FW-003
Guardianship

I-CAN! can help you file for Guardianship if you are a parent or if you are nominating yourself to be a guardian of a child (or children). As a parent or proposed guardian, you can nominate up to two guardians for a child (or children) using I-CAN!.

I-CAN! is not for those who are applying for guardianship of a child who has Native American ancestry or who may have Native American ancestry or guardianship of a child who owns a lot of property (for example a house or $25,000 cash). Please be aware that the court CANNOT appoint a guardian for a minor who is married or whose marriage ended in divorce.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • GC-210(P), GC-210(CA), GC-120, GC-212, GC-020
Income and Expense Declaration

If you are involved in a Family Law Case and Child Support, Spousal Support, Court and Attorney Fees, or Medical Expenses are an issue, you and the other person will both need to fill out forms that the Judge reviews to be able to make an order.

I-CAN! will print the following form:

  • FL-150
License Denial Review

If you have been served with some papers from the Department of Child Support Services or the Department of Motor Vehicles, or any Licensing Agency in California telling you your license has been canceled, or is pending cancellation, you may need to file papers with the Court and the Licensing Agency.

I-CAN! will print the following form:

  • Notice Of Motion for Judicial Review of License Denial, FL-670.
Limited Conservatorship – FREE

If you are applying to be a limited conservator of the person you can use I-CAN! to help you prepare your forms. A limited conservator of the person is appointed by a judge to have certain rights to care for a developmentally disabled adult (18 years old or older). A conservatorship of the person allows the conservator to make decisions about the personal care and affairs of the conservatee.

Limited conservatorship of the estate is needed when the conservatee has property or assets (more than just wages or public assistance) that will be wasted if not managed by a conservator. I-CAN! is not for those who want to apply for conservatorship of the estate. I-CAN! is not for private professional fiduciaries or corporations.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • GC-310, GC-312, GC-314, GC-320, GC-020, GC-020(MA), GC-340, GC-341, GC-348, GC-350, GC-355
Name Change

If you are an adult, I-CAN! can help you change your own name and/or the name of a minor child or children. If you want to change the name of a minor child or children, you must be the parent(s) or legal guardian of the child or children. In order to change two or more children’s names with the same password, they all must have the same parents.

If you do not know the location of the parent(s) or other parent, I-CAN! can help you apply for Service by Publication.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • NC-100, NC-110, NC-110G, NC-120, NC-121, NC-130, NC-130G, L-317, L-318, L-937
Notice of Motion

If you have been served with some papers from the Department of Child Support Services called Notice of Motion (Governmental) FL-680 a lawsuit has been filed against you in Court, and you have been named as a person that is responsible for care of a child or children. You will need to respond to the Court and have your case heard so a decision can be made, and issues such as child support can be determined.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • FL-680, FL-684, FL-421
Paternity Petition/Response/Judgment

You can use I-CAN! if you want to establish that you or someone else is the parent of your child so that you can ask for child support, custody or visitation. If you want to respond to a Paternity Petition, you can also use I-CAN! to complete your forms.

There are four steps to the Paternity forms:

  1. Step 1: Paternity Petition/Response – Claim or respond to a claim that you or someone else is the parent of a child.
  2. Step 2: Request for Order/Response – To ask for child support, custody or visitation.
  3. Step 3: Income and Expense Declaration – To fill out required financial paperwork if you ask for child support.
  4. Step 4: Paternity Judgment – To fill out final documents after your hearing

In Step 1, you will fill out the Paternity Petition (or Response) paperwork. Do Step 2 only if you want to ask (or if the petitioner asked) for Child Support, Custody, or Visitation. Do Step 3 only if you asked (or if the petitioner asked) for Child Support. After your hearing, do Step 4 to complete your final documents and get your judgment.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • Step 1 – FL-210, FL-200, FL-105, CM-015, FL-115, FL-220, FL-335
  • Step 2 – FL-300, FL-319, FL-158, FL-157, FL-311, FL-312, FL-341(C), FL-341(D), FL-341(E), FL-330, FL-305, FL-341(B), L-1124 , FL-320, FL-335
  • Step 3 – FL-150
  • Step 4 – FL-165, FL-319, FL-158, FL-250, Fl-341, FL-341(A), FL-341(B), FL-341(C), FL-341(D), FL-341(E), FL-342, FL-346, FL-190, FL-191, FL-192, FL-230, FL-235, L-31, L-124, MC-040
Request for Order/Response

Request for Order is used to ask for or ask to change child support, child custody, visitation, child medical expenses, spousal support, property orders, attorney fees and costs and/or other orders. You must have a Divorce, Paternity, or Custody and Visitation case in order to file a Request for Order. You can file a Request for Order at the same time that you file your case, while your case is pending or after you have a judgment. I-CAN! creates an Request for Order with a request for the same custody order and visitation schedule for all of the children involved. If you want a different custody or visitation order for some of your children, you will need to create more than one Request for Order.

There are two steps to the Request for Order forms:

  1. Step 1: Request for Order/Response – To ask for or ask to change spousal support, property orders, child support, custody, visitation and/or attorney fees and costs. Or, respond to a Request for Order.
  2. Step 2: Income and Expense Declaration – To fill out required financial paperwork if you asked for child support, spousal support or attorney fees and costs.

In Step 1, you will complete the Request for Order paperwork. Continue to Step 2 if you ask for child support, spousal support, attorney fees and costs or any other orders involving money in your Request for Order.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • Step 1: FL-300, FL-319, FL-158, FL-157, FL-311, FL-312, FL-341(C), FL-341(D), FL-341(E), FL-330, FL-305, FL-341(B), L-1124 , FL-320, FL-335
  • Step 2: FL-150
Small Claims:  Sue/Countersue

In Small Claims court you can sue for up to $10,000 (or up to $5,000 if you are suing as a business). If a small claim has been filed against you, you can counter-sue in Small Claims Court for up to $10,000 (or up to $5,000 if you are counter-suing as a business). If you cannot afford to pay your filing fees, I-CAN! will help you fill out and submit a Fee Waiver request to the court.

If I-CAN! supports e-filing for your court, you may choose to E-File your small claim. Currently I-CAN! supports e-filing for Small Claims at the courts in Orange County.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • Claim: SC-100, SC-100A, SC-101, SC-103, SC-104, FW-001, FW-003, CIV-010, L-1091
  • Counter-Claim: SC-120, SC-120A, FW-001, FW-003
Small Claims:  Postpone your hearing or Dismiss your case

Before your hearing, you can ask the court for a later hearing date or to dismiss your case. If you want to postpone the hearing, you have to have a good reason. Usually you have to ask at least 10 days before the hearing. If you have a good reason why you are asking less than 10 days before the hearing, you can ask to postpone the hearing with less time.

If you want to dismiss your case, you can dismiss your claim, your counter-claim or the entire case. There is no fee to dismiss your case.

If you cannot afford to pay the filing fees to postpone your hearing, I-CAN! will help you fill out and submit a Fee Waiver request to the court. I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • Postponement: SC-150, SC-152, SC-112A
  • Dismissal: L-1203, SC-112A
Small Claims After Hearing Forms:  Collect, Correct, Cancel or Appeal

After you have had a Small Claims hearing, I-CAN! will help you to file after-hearings forms. You can request to be allowed to collect your money if you won your case. You can also ask the judge to correct your judgment if there was a clerical error, cancel your judgment if the court applied the wrong law to your case, or appeal your judgment if you want to have your case heard again as if it was a new case.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • EJ-001, EJ-100, EJ-130, EJ-150, SC-105, SC-105A, SC-107, SC-108, SC-108A, SC-133, SC-134, SC-135, SC-140, MC-012, WG-001
Summary Dissolution

Summary Dissolution is a simpler process for divorce. With Summary Dissolution, you will not have to appear in court; you will only file your papers with the court. I-CAN! can help you file Summary Dissolution if all of the following apply:

  1. You have no children together
  2. You have been married and/or in a domestic partnership five years or less (this means that the time between the date you married or registered your domestic partnership and the date you separated from your spouse or partner is five years or less)
  3. You do not own very much
  4. You do not owe very much
  5. You do not want spousal or partner support from each other
  6. You have no disagreements about how your belongings and your debts are going to be divided up once you are no longer married to or in a domestic partnership with each other

If any of the above are not true, and select “Divorce”.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • FL-800, FL-810, CM-015, FL-825, FL-830
Wage and Earnings Assignment Hearing Request

If you have been served with some papers from the Department of Child Support Services asking you to pay past due child support, and you disagree with the amount that will be taken from your paycheck you will need to respond to the Court and have your case heard so a decision can be made.

I-CAN! will print the following form:

  • Request For Hearing Regarding Earnings Assignment(Governmental) FL-450
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