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Fee Schedule for 2009



The Fee Schedule for Madera Superior Court for 2009 is divided into the folllowing subheadings:

A complete and printable version of all fees can be obtained by clicking on the state seal:

2009 Uniform Civil

Filing Fees

Family Court Services Fees

Fees for the Family Services Mediator or Investigator are due and payable prior tot he scheduled session. Fees are payable to "Madera County Superior Court" by check or money order only. Cash will NOT be accepted. Important: Any missed appointments or cancelled appointments within 12 hours of the session will be charged $150.00. All parties who fail to pay will be referred to the Revenue Division of Madera County, which can be reached at (559) 675-7619.


1. Mediation Session
2. Re-referred to mediation within 6 months
$75.00 per parent*
3. Child Interview (for all children)
$75.00 per parent
4. Parenting Plan Review Session
$75.00 per parent
5. Child Custody Investigation
$400.00 per parent
6. Guardianship Investigation
$200.00 to be paid by Petitioner
7. Conservatorship Investigation
$220.00 to be paid by Petitioner
8. Step-Parent Adoption
$300.00 to be paid by Petitioner
9. Declare Minor Free (if separate from Step-Parent Adoption)
$300.00 to be paid by Petitioner
10. Grandparents Rights Cases (treated as a Mediation style case format)
$75.00 to be paid by Petitioner

* Total cost ($150.00) may be charged to a parent who failed to cooperate in the first scheduled session, thus causing the "re-referral".




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