Form MC-030 "Declaration" - California

What Is MC-030, Declaration Form?

Form MC-030, Declaration, is a form used by any participant of legal proceedings (an attorney, respondent, or defendant) to provide the court with any information they deem relevant to a case. It may be attached to another court document. Declarants state in their own words what they know about the cause of action to be true. This written statement is sworn to be true and accurate under penalty of perjury by any individual with direct knowledge about the issues in a court case. Anything the judge has to know to make a decision at the hearing should be included in a declaration.

This form was released by the California Superior Court. The latest version of the form was issued on January 1, 2006, with all previous editions obsolete. You can download a printable MC-030 Form through the link below.

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How to Fill Out a Declaration Form (MC-030)?

Form MC-030 instructions are as follows:

  1. Write down your name, address, and telephone number at the top of the page. If you are an attorney, you are also required to enter your California State Bar number and name the individual or entity you represent;
  2. Identify the California Superior Court you will submit the declaration to - state the county, street and mailing addresses, and branch name;
  3. Name the plaintiff/petitioner and the defendant/respondent;
  4. State the case number;
  5. Use empty space to write the declaration. Tell your side of the story, give needed information, explain your requests, or respond to the declaration of another party to the case. Base the information on your own personal knowledge, not what someone else told you;
  6. Confirm the information in the form is true and correct to the best of your knowledge, date and sign the document. At the bottom of the form, check the applicable box to indicate your judicial standing - attorney, plaintiff, petitioner, defendant, respondent, or other (specify in the field below).

Here are some tips you can use to compose an MC-030 declaration form:

  • Take time to organize your ideas before you complete the document. Stick to the main points and do not add anything unrelated to the case. Describe specific things and give details about when and where incidents took place;
  • Ask other people who have directly witnessed the important events to write declarations in order to explain what they saw or heard. You may ask friends, neighbors, relatives, doctors, law enforcement officers, and clergy members to provide specific information. However, do not forget the judge gives more weight to a professional or neutral individual than someone who obviously supports only one side of the case;
  • Attach written proof to the declaration if it helps prove what the declaration says. Provide bills, medical records, police records, insurance records, financial statements, and other papers you would like the court to see. Refer to these exhibits in the declaration.
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MC-030
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address):
FOR COURT USE ONLY
To keep other people from
seeing what you entered on
your form, please press the
Clear This Form button at the
end of the form when finished.
TELEPHONE NO.:
FAX NO. (Optional):
E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional):
ATTORNEY FOR (Name):
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
STREET ADDRESS:
MAILING ADDRESS:
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
BRANCH NAME:
PLAINTIFF/PETITIONER:
DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT:
CASE NUMBER:
DECLARATION
I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.
Date:
(TYPE OR PRINT NAME)
(SIGNATURE OF DECLARANT)
Plaintiff
Petitioner
Defendant
Attorney for
Respondent
Other (Specify):
Form Approved for Optional Use
Page 1 of 1
DECLARATION
Judicial Council of California
MC-030 [Rev. January 1, 2006]
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MC-030
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address):
FOR COURT USE ONLY
To keep other people from
seeing what you entered on
your form, please press the
Clear This Form button at the
end of the form when finished.
TELEPHONE NO.:
FAX NO. (Optional):
E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional):
ATTORNEY FOR (Name):
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
STREET ADDRESS:
MAILING ADDRESS:
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
BRANCH NAME:
PLAINTIFF/PETITIONER:
DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT:
CASE NUMBER:
DECLARATION
I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.
Date:
(TYPE OR PRINT NAME)
(SIGNATURE OF DECLARANT)
Plaintiff
Petitioner
Defendant
Attorney for
Respondent
Other (Specify):
Form Approved for Optional Use
Page 1 of 1
DECLARATION
Judicial Council of California
MC-030 [Rev. January 1, 2006]
For your protection and privacy, please press the Clear This Form
Save This Form
Print This Form
Clear This Form
button after you have printed the form.