Los Angeles Superior Court (LASC) and all other California counties' filing fees are being increased, in accordance with a series of budget bills just signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. Each court system may implement the new civil case fee schedule at different times; LASC has not made the switch yet, but is expected to shortly.
Of interest to many will be the following:
Unlimited civil case and unlimited unlawful detainer case ($25,000+ demanded) filing fee increases from $395 to $435;
Answer or first responsive pleading filed by defendant in an unlimited civil case filing fee increases from $395 to $435; and
Probate filing fee (letter of administration or letters testamentary) and probate objection/contest filing fee each increase from $395 to $435.
See also Los Angeles Superior Court: Expect Delays
Update 7/8/2012: The new fee schedule is already in effect in Orange and San Bernardino Counties and will go into effect in Riverside County 7/9/2012, Los Angeles County 7/10/2012, and Ventura County 7/16/2012.