California Divorce Form FL 110 Summons Family Law

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Learn how to complete FL 110, Summons.

The petitioner initiates the divorce process. As such, the petitioner must complete and serve this form on the respondent. Place your name in the petitioner field. Place your spouse’s name in the respondent field. Using our example couple, William’s name will go in the petitioner field since he filed for divorce, and Kelly’s name will be listed as the respondent.


This summons provides the respondent with notice that a divorce lawsuit has been filed. Once the summons and FL-100 are served on the respondent, the respondent will have 30 calendar days to file a response with the court. Pay particular attention to the restraining orders. The restraining orders apply to both spouses.

FL 110 Notice and Restraining Order

Next, the petitioner will need to complete the next section indicating the name and court address. William is a resident of San Diego County. He resides in Lemon Grove, CA. He should insert the Central Courthouse Family Law Division address. Provide your contact information in the petitioner’s attorney section, including your telephone number. 

FL 110 Video InstructionsReview page two of the summons. The mandatory restraining orders will be in effect from the date FL 100 is filed with the court until the entry of judgment.

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