Court Document
Required
Order to Show Cause (Family Law - Uniform Parentage; Temporary Orders ;
completed Application for Order and Supporting Declaration 1285.20; blank
Responsive Declaration 1285.40; any other forms listed on the Order to Show Cause
Purpose of Process
Notifies the respondent of a hearing concerning various issues and restrains the
respondent from certain activities and conduct
Process Server's
Instructions
Provide the name and address of the person to be served; list all documents to be
served. The petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner (if the petitioner doesn’t have an
attorney) must sign and date the Process Server's instructions.
Manner of Service
Personal Service
Time for Service
The OSC/TRO must be served within five days after issuance or two days before the hearing, whichever is
earliest.
Fee Deposit
$84.99 to start.
Fee
$84.99 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/TRO
and a certificate of not found/no service explaining the reason for non-service are
mailed to the petitioner.
Information Guide

In a case concerning the establishment of a parent and child relationship, the court may issue a number of orders to
protect persons and property. A summons and petition is 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
restraining order. The order to show cause (OSC) advises the respondent to appear at a hearing to determine whether
long term orders should be issued. The temporary restraining order (TRO) restrains the respondent from certain
activities and types of conduct for a limited period of time. The OSC and TRO 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.

Up to three attempts are made to serve the OSC/TRO including one night time attempt after 6:00 p.m. (unless the
respondent cannot be found at the address in the evening.) If the OSC/TO is served, the Process Server will mail a proof
of service to the court and petitioner. If service is not made, the OSC/TO and a certificate of not found/no service
detailing the reason for non-service will be mailed to the petitioner. 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, the
petitioner may wish to consider using a friend or relative over the age of 18 or hiring a registered process server who
can devote more time to effect service.
Checklist

  • $90.00 fee to start
  • Order to Show Cause (Family Law - Uniform Parentage; Temporary Orders (form 1285.05;
    completed) Application for Order and Supporting Declaration (form 1285.20; blank Responsive
    Declaration form; any other forms listed on the Order to Show Cause
  • Process Server's Instructions
Note: If you are in a different state than
California, simply use those required court
forms for your state.

All States are accepted by process server
service within California.
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE AND TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER
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