INFORMATION SHEET FOR CHILD SUPPORT CASE REGISTRY FORM
(Do NOT deliver this Information Sheet to the court clerk.)
Please follow these instructions to complete the Child Support Case Registry Form (form FL-191) if you do not have an attorney to
represent you. Your attorney, if you have one, should complete this form.
Both parents must complete a Child Support Case Registry Form. The information on this form will be included in a national database
that, among other things, is used to locate absent parents. When you file a court order, you must deliver a completed form to the court
clerk along with your court order. If you did not file a court order, you must deliver a completed form to the court clerk WITHIN 10 DAYS
of the date you received a copy of your court order. If any of the information you provide on this form changes, you must complete a
new form and deliver it to the court clerk within 10 days of the change. The address of the court clerk is the same as the one shown for
the superior court on your order. This form is confidential and will not be filed in the court file. It will be maintained in a confidential file
with the State of California.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE CHILD SUPPORT CASE REGISTRY FORM (TYPE OR PRINT IN INK):
If the top section of the form has already been filled out, skip down to number 1 below. If the top section of the form is blank, you
must provide this information.
Page 1, first box, top of form, left side
: Print your name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address, if any, in this box.
Attorneys must include their State Bar identification numbers.
Page 1, second box, top of form, left side
: Print the name of the county and the court’s address in this box. Use the same address for
the court that is on the court order you are filing or have received.
Page 1, third box, top of form, left side: Print the names of the petitioner/plaintiff, respondent/defendant, and other parent in this box.
Use the same names listed on the court order you are filing or have received.
Page 1, fourth box, top of form, left side
: Check the box indicating whether you are the mother or the father. If you are the attorney for
the mother, check the box for mother. If you are the attorney for the father, check the box for father. Also, if this is the first time you
have filled out this form, check the box by "First form completed.” If you have filled out form FL-191 before, and you are changing any
of the information, check the box by “Change to previous information.”
Page 1, first box, right side
: Leave this box blank for the court’s use in stamping the date of receipt.
Page 1, second box, right side
: Print the court case number in this box. This number is also shown on the court papers.
Instructions for numbered paragraphs:
Enter the date the court order was filed. This date is shown in the “COURT PERSONNEL: STAMP DATE RECEIVED HERE" box
on page 1 at the top of the order on the right side. If the order has not been filed, leave this item blank for the court clerk to fill in.
If the court order you filed or received is the first child or family support order for this case, check the box by “Initial child support
or family support order." If this is a change to your order, check the box by “Modification.”
Information regarding the amount and type of support ordered and wage withholding is on the court order you are filing or have
If your order provides for any type of current support, check all boxes that describe that support. For example, if your order
provides for both child and spousal support, check both of those boxes. If there is an amount, put it in the blank provided. If
the order says the amount is reserved, check the “Reserved order” box. If the order says the amount is zero, check the “$0
(zero) order" box. Do not include child care, special needs, uninsured medical expenses, or travel for visitation here These
amounts will go in (2). Do NOT complete the Child Support Case Registry form if you receive spousal support only.
If your order provides for a set monthly amount to be paid as additional support for such needs as child care, special needs,
uninsured medical expenses or travel for visitation check the box in Item 2 and enter the monthly amount. For example, if
your order provides for base child support and in addition the paying parent is required to pay $300 per month, check the box
in item 2 underneath the "Child Support" column and enter $300. Do NOT check this box if your order provides only for a
payment of a percentage, such as 50% of the childcare.
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CHILD SUPPORT CASE REGISTRY FORM
FL-191 [Rev. July 1, 2005]