California Filing Fee Changes

June 30, 2012

As a result of the enactment of SB 1021 (2011-2012 Reg. Sess.), various civil filing fees have been established or increased as of June 27, 2012. The changes are intended to raise approximately $50 million annually to support the court system.

NEW Statewide Civil Fee Schedule

The following increases are effective immediately:

  • $40 increase to first paper filing fees for unlimited civil cases where the amount in controversy is more than $25,000.
  • $40 increase to various probate and family law fees
  • $20 increase to various motion fees
  • $450 increase to the complex case fee

As in the past, we face uncertainty concerning the upcoming California Court fee changes, and how and when each county will implement the new amounts.

The following courts have already implemented the changes:
Orange, Stanislaus, San Mateo and Ventura

We will keep you notified as changes occur. ABC Legal is making every effort to make this transition as smooth as possible for our customers.

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