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This page is an alphabetical listing of all of the DIY family law packets offered on this website. Use the menu of categories under "Legal Information" on the left to filter resources by type of family law case or browse the family law topic areas to view packets for specific types of family law cases.

 

  • Amending (Changing) Your Petition or Parenting Plan

    3212EN - Use this packet if you are the petitioner in a family law case AND you decide you want to change something in your Petition or Proposed Parenting Plan after you have filed and served them AND the respondent does not agree with everything in your petition OR you have not received any response from the respondent. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Child Support Orders for Divorces, Parentage Cases and Petition to Change Parenting Plan Cases

    3213EN - Use this family law packet only if you are a.) Petitioner (starting the court case) or Respondent (responding to the petition) in a family law case where someone is asking for a child support order. Examples of such cases: Petition for Divorce, Petition to End Domestic Partnership, Petition to Establish Parentage or b.) Either parent in a Petition to Change Parenting Plan. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Family Law: How to get a Continuance of Your Hearing

    3208EN - Basic information on how to request to move your court hearing to another date in a family law case. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion for a Parenting Plan or Residential Schedule: Parentage Has Been Established in the Past Two Years

    3610EN - This packet will help you fill out and file the forms you need if a) the parentage (paternity) of your child has already been established by court order in the past two years AND b) you want a Washington court to enter a parenting plan or child support court order AND c) your proposed parenting plan does not change custody (who the child lives with most of the time). Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion for Attorney Fees in a Divorce Case

    3248EN - This packet has the instructions and forms you will need to ask the court to Order your spouse to pay money for you to hire a lawyer. We call this a Motion for Attorney Fees. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion for Change of Venue in a Family Law Case

    3206EN - This packet has the instructions and forms you need to ask the court to move your family law case to a different county. This is called a Motion for Change of Venue. Use this packet if your case is a divorce OR petition to change parenting plan, child support order, or final order entered in a divorce AND the other party filed your case in the wrong county (such as a county where neither party lives), or it would be more convenient for you to finalize your case in a different county. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion for Contempt: Family Law Cases

    3108EN - This packet should help you fill out and file the forms and papers you need if you already have a temporary or permanent parenting plan, child support order, or other family law order AND you want the court in the same Washington county to issue an order holding the other party in contempt for violating it. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion for Revision in a Family Law Case

    3901EN - This packet has the instructions and forms you will need to ask the court to revise (change) an order or judgment. This is called a Motion for Revision. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion to Adjust a Child Support Order

    3221EN - This packet will help you ask the court to change the child support amount. If you make this motion and give the court enough evidence to support a change, the judge will grant the motion and issue an Order on Motion to Adjust Child Support Order. You may only file this motion in limited cases. Read the instructions carefully to determine if this is the right packet for you. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing an Agreed Petition for a Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule or Child Support: Parentage Cases

    3603EN - You may use this packet if you are not married to or in a domestic partnership with your child’s other parent AND your child’s parentage has already been established by paternity affidavit or acknowledgment AND you and the other parent want to ask the court to enter an agreed parenting plan and/or child support court order. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Non-Parent Custody Case

    3112EN - You may use this packet to file a case in superior court to ask for custody of a child when you are not a parent. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

    3119EN - Use this packet if you have a court order giving you custody of your child and the other parent or person claiming the right to legal custody has taken your child away from you. Read our resource The Other Parent has Taken Your Child before using this packet. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Petition to Change Your Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule, or Custody Order

    3260EN - This packet has forms and instructions for filing a petition to change a permanent (final) parenting plan, residential schedule, or custody order . Do not use this packet to change a temporary parenting plan or custody order. Use this packet only if you and the other parent already have a final parenting plan issued by a Washington State Court. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Petition to Decide Parentage

    3620EN - This packet will help you fill out and file the forms and papers you need if you are not married to or in a domestic relationship with your child’s other parent, AND you want to file a court case to decide your child’s parentage, AND: (1) There is no Paternity Affidavit or Acknowledgment establishing your child’s parentage OR your child’s Washington State Paternity Affidavit was signed before July 1, 1997 AND (2) There is no court order in any state establishing your child’s parentage. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project