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Fee Waiver

In a California divorce, there is a filing fee that must be paid to the court clerk when a spouse files the divorce petition to start a divorce case and again if the other spouse files a response to the petition. This filing fee in most counties is currently $435. However, if you think you can’t afford the filing fee, you can apply for a fee waiver.

To help you decide if you qualify, it’s a good idea to download the application form (FW-001) and an information sheet (FW-001-INFO) from the court’s website.

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