Q: How do I file an Order to Show Cause for Reimbursement of child expenses with the court?
I have filled out an Order to Show Cause (FL-300) for Expense Reimbursement of children's medical expense, along with a Notice of Motion (FL-301)to go with it. Both forms have a declaration attached that details the reasons for the Order and the required supporting documents. I included copies of both forms with self addressed envelopes so the court could send back with hearing information filled in. How do I file these documents with the court by mail? They are going to the Lamoreaux Justice Center in Orange. Is there a department I need to attention it to? Is there a fee to file these documents by mail? If yes, how do I pay the fee?
A: Child care and medical expenses are an aspect of child support, often referred to as a ,child support add-on'. You have filed the correct forms. You should of course be prepared to submit receipts for the medical and childcare expenses. Also prepare to defend the necessity of the expenses: medical expenses must be necessary, not cosmetic; child care expenses must be so that you can attend school or work.
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