How do I request a refund from the court?

Requesting refunds for court fees

Requesting refunds for California courts

If the court assesses any fee in error, as part of our service, One Legal will submit a request for a refund to the court on your behalf.

You will be refunded as soon as we receive the funds back from the court. Each court has a slightly different process for submitting requests for refunds.

If you are requesting a refund because you had already paid court fees, please include a copy of your prior payment receipts with your refund request.

If you are requesting a refund because you have a fee waiver on file with the court, please include a copy of the fee waiver with your refund request.

Los Angeles County Superior Court 

Civil and Family case types

To initiate the refund process, please email all of the following to refunds@onelegal.com:

To expedite the process, please put the court name and order number in the email subject line.

Probate case types 

Requests for refund in LA Probate case types only must be electronically filed. Begin the filing process as you would with any other filing and select "Request" as the Document Type and type in "Request for Refund" in the field for Document Title.

Visit the Court’s website if you have questions regarding the Court’s fee schedule or its refund policy.

Orange County Superior Court

To initiate the refund process, please email all of the following to refunds@onelegal.com:

  • Standard court refund request form
  • OCSC refund request form 
    • Fill out the request for a refund letter addressed to the Orange County Superior Court on your company's letterhead. Include the Case Number, Court Transaction ID, Case Name, One Legal order number, the amount, and the reason for requesting refund. 
  • Payment receipts from the court (if applicable)
  • Fee waiver (if applicable)

To expedite the process, please put the court name and order number in the email subject line.

Please note: OCSC is particularly impacted by requests for refunds, so extended delays are anticipated.

Riverside County Superior Court

To initiate the refund process, please email all of the following to refunds@onelegal.com:

To expedite the process, please put the court name and order number in the email subject line.

Visit the Court’s website if you have questions regarding the Court’s fee schedule or its refund policy.

San Francisco County Superior Court

To initiate the refund process, please email all of the following to refunds@onelegal.com:

To expedite the process, please put the court name and order number in the email subject line.

All other California county courts

To initiate the refund process, please email all of the following to refunds@onelegal.com:

To expedite the process, please put the court name and order number in the email subject line.

More details

One Legal will submit the request for refund to the court upon receipt. Once the court has notified us of acceptance or rejection, we will update you on the status.

This process can take weeks or months depending on the court, so we appreciate your patience as we seek a refund from the court on your behalf.

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