Who needs a form FL-105/GC-120?
In case you need to obtain official custody and visit orders from court in order to see your child after a divorce or separation, you must file form FL-105/GC-120. With this form you’ll initiate a case and the court will decide, whether issuance of an order would be appropriate in your situation.
What is form FL-105/GC-120 for?
The official name of this form is Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). As described above, its main purpose is to request a custody or visitation order.
Is it accompanied by other forms?
You can attach an additional sheet to include information about all minors in one application. Don’t forget to attach copies of restraining or protective orders that are currently in effect.
When is form FL-105/GC-120 due?
The due date can be set up by court, if there is another proceeding involving the same parties. Otherwise there is no due date for this declaration.
How do I fill out a form FL-105/GC-120?
Write contacts of your attorney, or if you would like to represent yourself, then give your address and telephone number. Provide the address of the court you’ve chosen to apply to. Include names of the petitioner, respondent and other parties of the case. Don’t forget to put down the name of the minor in the upper part of the first sheet. Check in the boxes, if the sentences regarding your address confidentiality apply to you. Then fill out a schedule about each child and their residence. On the second page write everything you know about another court case or custody proceeding, concerning a child subject to this proceeding. Put down information about restraining or protective orders in effect.
Where do I send it?
Send it to the California court or any other court where you want your case to be resolved.