Washington Divorce

Washington Divorce

Get Started - Divorce in Washington State

On this page you will find links to publications and packets that will help you complete your divorce case on your own. You do not have to have a lawyer to get a divorce, but it is usually best to hire a lawyer if you can afford to.

Self-Help Forms for an Agreed Divorce with No Minor Children Video Icon

These guided interviews will ask you a series of  questions and when completed, will assemble your divorce court forms. These interviews are only for couples who are in agreement and with no minor children of the marriage. Complete the Filing for Divorce interview first.

If you have a very low income and you cannot afford to pay the filing fee, you will also need to download and print our Filing for Waiver of Your Filing Fee packet.

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Do-It-Yourself Divorce Packets

Our do-it-yourself packets provide you with the forms you need at the stage you need them. You will need more than one packet to file and finalize your case. How many other packets you need depends on your case. Read the Filing packet carefully to determine what other packets you need.

I have minor children. What self-help packets do I need to start a divorce case?

When you are ready to fill out court forms, you may use the following self-help packets to begin your divorce case. These packets include court forms and instructions for filling them out.

I have no minor children. What self-help packets do I need to start a divorce case?

When you are ready to fill out court forms, you can use our online Self-Help Forms Interview or use our packets and fill out the forms by hand. These packets include court forms and instructions for filling them out.

Where do I get the forms for finalizing my divorce?

When you are ready to prepare your final orders, we have self-help packets for finalizing your divorce by default or by agreement and other packets you may need.

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