FL-982
FOR COURT USE ONLY
CASE NUMBER:
ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OR POSTING
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ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OR POSTING
(Family Law)
Form Approved for Optional Use
Judicial Council of California
FL-982 [New January 1, 2013]
www.courts.ca.gov
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address):
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
STREET ADDRESS:
MAILING ADDRESS:
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
BRANCH NAME:
PETITIONER:
RESPONDENT:
TELEPHONE NO.:
FAX NO. (Optional):
E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional):
ATTORNEY FOR (Name):
Code of Civil Procedure, § 415.50
Publication Granted: The court finds that the respondent cannot be served in any other manner specified in the California
Code of Civil Procedure. The court orders that the documents listed in item 6 be served by publication at least once per
week for four successive weeks in the following newspaper (specify):
Posting Granted: The court finds that the respondent cannot be served in any other manner specified in the California
Code of Civil Procedure and that the petitioner cannot afford to serve by publication. The court orders that the documents
listed in item 6 be served by posting for 28 continuous days at the following location (address):
Publishing Denied: The court denies the request to publish.
Other methods of service are possible.
Insufficient attempts have been made to locate the respondent (specify):
Posting Denied: The court denies the request to post.
Insufficient attempts have been made to locate the respondent (specify):
Hearing Required: The court orders that a hearing be set to determine the petitioner's financial circumstances. If at this
hearing the court decides that the petitioner, based on financial circumstances, does not qualify for posting, then the court
may order that the documents listed in item 6 be served by publication.
Hearing date:
Time: Dept:
If, during the 28 days of publication or posting, you locate the respondent's address, you must have someone 18 years of age or
older mail the documents listed in item 6 to the respondent along with this order. The server must complete and file with the court a
Proof of Service by Mail (form FL-335).
Date:
JUDICIAL OFFICER
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
7.
a.
b.
b.
c.
Petitioner is able to pay fees required for publication.
a.
Documents to be served by publication or posting:
Other (specify):
6.
Summons (Family Law) (form FL-110)
Summons (Uniform Parentage—Petition for Custody and Support) (form FL-210)
And that the documents in item 6, along with this order, be mailed to respondent's last known address (specify):
Other methods of service are possible.
OTHER PARTY/PARENT:
b.
c.
a.
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FL-982 [New January 1, 2013]
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FL-982
PETITIONER:
RESPONDENT:
ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OR POSTING
(Family Law)
INSTRUCTIONS
Publication:
Publication: Take this order to the approved newspaper for publication and pay the fee to publish the documents listed in item 6
of this order for at least once a week for four successive weeks.
1.
Mailing: If during the time of publication, you locate the respondent's address, you must have someone 18 years of age or older
mail the this order and all documents listed in item 6 of this order to the respondent. Be sure the person who mails these
documents completes and files a proof of service of this mailing. The server may use Proof of Service by Mail (form FL-335).
4.
Proof of Service by Publication: After the newspaper publication is complete, the newspaper will send you a declaration or
affidavit of publication and a copy of the publication notice that appeared in the newspaper. You must file this declaration or
affidavit of publication with the court clerk if it has not been filed by the newspaper. Be sure to make a copy for yourself.
2.
Service by Publication Completed: Service by publication is complete at the end of the 28th day of publication in the newspaper.
If no response has been filed by the respondent, the petitioner may file a Request to Enter Default (form FL-165) starting on the
59th day after the first day of publication.
3.
Posting Location: You must have someone, 18 years of age or older and not a party to the case, post a copy of this Order for
Publication or Posting (form FL-982) and all documents listed in item 6 of this order at the court-ordered posting location leaving it
posted for 28 days in a row.
1.
Posting:
Mailing to last known address: You must have someone, 18 years or older and not a party to the case, mail this Order for
Publication or Posting (form FL-982) and all documents listed in item 6 of this order to the respondent's last known address. The
person who mails these documents completes a proof of service of this mailing. The server may use Proof of Service by Mail (form
FL-335).
2.
Proof of Service by Posting: The person (server) who posts and/or mails these documents must complete and file a declaration
under penalty of perjury of such proof of posting. The server may use Proof of Service of Posting (form FL-985).
3.
Service by Posting Completed: Service by posting is complete at the end of the 28th day of posting. If no response has been
filed by the respondent, the petitioner may file a Request to Enter Default (form FL-165) on the 59th day after the first day of
posting.
4.
Mailing: If during the time of posting, you locate the respondent's address, you must have someone 18 years of age or older mail
the this order and all documents listed in item 6 of this order to the respondent. Be sure the person who mails these documents
completes and files a proof of service of this mailing. The server may use Proof of Service by Mail (form FL-335).
5.
CASE NUMBER:
OTHER PARTY/PARENT:
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