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Pleading Paper

Formatted for Sacramento County Superior Court

Formatted for US District Court, Eastern District of California

Blank Pleading Paper (without a caption)

Sacramento County Court Case Files

Access Civil and Probate case files by party name or case number via the court’s website. Users must set up an account. Searches and document downloads are free.

Guideline Child Support Calculator

Family Court Commissioners now use the State of California’s Guideline Child Support Calculator to determine the amount of child support to be ordered in a case. If you prefer to use XSpouse or XArrears, please double-click the icons on the desktop to get started with those programs.

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