Court Document
Order to Show Cause and any additional documents listed in the Order to Show
Cause. Exhibits and or evidence.
Purpose of Process
Notifies respondent of a hearing concerning various issues and restrains the
respondent from certain activities and conduct
Process Server's
Provide the name and address of the person to be served; list all documents to be
served. Must be signed and dated by the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner if
the petitioner doesn’t have an attorney
Manner of Service
Personal Service
Time for Service
The OSC/TO must be served within five days after issuance or two days before the hearing, whichever is
Fee Deposit
$84.99 to start. Petition for Dissolution of Marriage $84.99 24 hr. Ulmt.
$84.99 or more to start if served, not found or canceled.
Proof of Service
If service is made, a proof of service is sent to court and the petitioner, who should
file it with the police agency listed in the order. If service is not made, the OSC/TO
and a certificate of not found/no service explaining the reason for non-service are
mailed to the petitioner.
Information Guide

In a family law action for divorce, annulment or separation, the court can issue a number of orders to protect people
and property. A
summons and petition are the process used by the Superior Court to obtain jurisdiction of the case. If
immediate relief is sought, the petitioner may petition the court for an
order to show cause and temporary order. The
order to show cause
(OSC) is a notice of motion advising the respondent to appear at a hearing to determine whether a
long term injunction prohibiting certain activities should be issued. The temporary order
(TO) restrains the respondent
from certain activities and types of conduct for a limited period of time. The
OSC and TO should be given to the
Process Server without delay because service must be made within five days after issuance or at least two days before
the hearing, whichever is earliest.

Process Server will make unlimited attempts to serve the process, including one night time attempt after 6:00 p.m.
(unless the respondent cannot be found at the address in the evening.) After the respondent is served, the Process Server
will mail a notice of service to the petitioner and file a proof of service with the court. If service has not been made, the

will be returned to the petitioner together with a certificate of not found/no service detailing the reasons for
non-service. A not found fee is charged if at least three attempts are made or the respondent doesn’t live or work at the
address. If the respondent appears to be evading service, our emergency
Family Law Child Support and Child Custody
Papers will be delivered by a
registered process server who can devote more time to effect service.

  • $84.99 - $ Mandatory Fee
  • Order to Show Cause (form )
  • Completed Application for Order and Supporting Declaration (form )
  • Blank Responsive Declaration
  • Temporary Orders (form )
  • Additional documents listed in the Order to Show Cause
  • Process Server's Instructions
Note: If your case(s) is/are in a state other than California,
simply use the required
court form(s) for your state.

U.S. States are accepted  for  process serving services
for service of process requests
within California.
Emergency Child Visitation Violations
Order to Show Cause Family
Proof of Service.
T. (213) 915-6969
M. 3006 S. Vermont Ave. # 241 Los Angeles, CA 90007  
Restraining orders from all states accepted.