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  • Asking DCS to Review Your Child Support Order for Modification

    If you have a child support order that DCS is enforcing, you have a few options for getting it modified. This packet explains how to ask DCS to review your order to see if modification is appropriate in your case. #3821EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Use this if you cannot afford to pay the filing fee to start a new case. A judge will look at your financial information and decide if you qualify for a waiver under Washington Courts' General Rule 34. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to ask the court to waive (not ask for) the filing fee required to file court papers in a civil case because you can't afford to pay it. #3204EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Child Support Worksheets and Order

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to calculate child support. Completes a proposed Child Support Order, Worksheets, and a Financial Declaration if needed. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Phone and Video Hearings

    How to get ready for and conduct yourself during a remote hearing (conducted over the phone or by video-conference). #9961EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • File a Motion to Adjust a Child Support Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. You may only file this motion in limited cases. Read the instructions carefully. Make sure this is the right packet for you. Packet #3221EN. Read More

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

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you are not married to or in a domestic partnership with your child’s other parent, your child’s parentage has already been established by parentage affidavit or acknowledgment, and you both want to ask the court to enter an agreed parenting plan and/or child support court order. Packet #3603EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • File a Petition to Modify a Child Support Court Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Before using this packet, ask your county's Family Law Facilitator or Court Clerk if they have their own packet. If so, use theirs instead. Packet #3224EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Get a Court Order for the Surrender of Weapons: Family Law Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. #3121EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Give Financial Information in a Family Law Case

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to complete a Financial Declaration and provide other financial information. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Serving Papers on the State

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. If you, the other parent, or the children receive public assistance, use this packet to notify the State when you set or change child support. #3218EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Washington Forms Online - DIY Family Law Forms

    To do anything in a family law case, you need the right form. Washington Forms Online interviews will help you fill out the forms you need and give you helpful instructions on what to do next. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

Serving Papers (3)+

  • How to Serve the Other Party in a Family Law Case

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. When filing your case, make sure a copy of the petition, summons, and other papers you are filing are delivered to the person you are filing the case against "the other party" in a legally correct way. #3201EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Service by Certified Mail or Publication

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this when you have tried to serve the other party in person but cannot. Packet #3220EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Service of Process

    This short video will introduce you to the basics of what is known as "service of process" - the court-mandated requirements for delivering your initial court papers to the defendant/respondent in a civil case. Read More

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    King County Law Library

Finalize Your Case (3)+

  • Child Support Worksheets and Order

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to calculate child support. Completes a proposed Child Support Order, Worksheets, and a Financial Declaration if needed. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Default the Other Party If They Do Not Respond

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Use this if the other party to your family law case does not respond to your petition by the legal deadline. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Finalize a Modification of a Child Support Court Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. You can use this packet whether you filed or responded to the petition. Packet #3229EN. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

Respond to Court Papers (6)+

  • Child Support Worksheets and Order

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to calculate child support. Completes a proposed Child Support Order, Worksheets, and a Financial Declaration if needed. Read More

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

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this packet to ask the court to move your family law case to a different county. The other party may have 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. #3206EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Give Financial Information in a Family Law Case

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to complete a Financial Declaration and provide other financial information. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Responding to Washington State Litigation From Out of State

    Provides general info for people who live outside Washington AND have been served with a petition or complaint filed with a court in Washington state. #9928EN Read More

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

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. This will help you file your response to the motion, ask the court for what you want, and prepare for your hearing. Packet #3223EN. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Respond to a Petition to Modify a Child Support Court Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Do not use this if you are served with a petition to modify an administrative child support order. If you are served with a petition asking a Washington Court to modify a support order from another state, talk to a lawyer before using this packet. Packet #3228EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

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Court Forms - listed alphabetically (23)+

  • Asking DCS to Review Your Child Support Order for Modification

    If you have a child support order that DCS is enforcing, you have a few options for getting it modified. This packet explains how to ask DCS to review your order to see if modification is appropriate in your case. #3821EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Use this if you cannot afford to pay the filing fee to start a new case. A judge will look at your financial information and decide if you qualify for a waiver under Washington Courts' General Rule 34. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to ask the court to waive (not ask for) the filing fee required to file court papers in a civil case because you can't afford to pay it. #3204EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Child Support Worksheets and Order

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to calculate child support. Completes a proposed Child Support Order, Worksheets, and a Financial Declaration if needed. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Declaration Form - Family Law

    Family law Declaration court form that can be used in all family law cases. Read More

    By:
    Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Default the Other Party If They Do Not Respond

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Use this if the other party to your family law case does not respond to your petition by the legal deadline. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Family Law: Get a Continuance of Your Hearing

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

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

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to ask the court to change (revise) a court commissioner's order. #3901EN Read More

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

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. You may only file this motion in limited cases. Read the instructions carefully. Make sure this is the right packet for you. Packet #3221EN. Read More

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

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you are not married to or in a domestic partnership with your child’s other parent, your child’s parentage has already been established by parentage affidavit or acknowledgment, and you both want to ask the court to enter an agreed parenting plan and/or child support court order. Packet #3603EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • File a Petition to Modify a Child Support Court Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Before using this packet, ask your county's Family Law Facilitator or Court Clerk if they have their own packet. If so, use theirs instead. Packet #3224EN Read More

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

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this packet to ask the court to move your family law case to a different county. The other party may have 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. #3206EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Finalize a Modification of a Child Support Court Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. You can use this packet whether you filed or responded to the petition. Packet #3229EN. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Get a Court Order for the Surrender of Weapons: Family Law Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. #3121EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Getting a Trial Date in Cowlitz County

    You can use this packet if you have a civil case in Cowlitz County Superior Court AND the respondent/defendant in the case has filed a response to the petition/complaint AND you need to ask the court to schedule your case for a trial. #9950EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Give Financial Information in a Family Law Case

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to complete a Financial Declaration and provide other financial information. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • How to File a Motion to Vacate Judgment/Order in a Family Law Case

    A Motion To Vacate is a request to the court to withdraw a previous order or judgment it entered. This packet contains instructions and forms. #3215EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • How to Write a Declaration in a Family Law Case

    This packet tells you what a declaration is, what should be included and tips on how to write one. There is a family law declaration and other forms attached that you can fill out. #3917EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Respond to a Motion to Adjust a Child Support Court Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. This will help you file your response to the motion, ask the court for what you want, and prepare for your hearing. Packet #3223EN. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Respond to a Petition to Modify a Child Support Court Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Do not use this if you are served with a petition to modify an administrative child support order. If you are served with a petition asking a Washington Court to modify a support order from another state, talk to a lawyer before using this packet. Packet #3228EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Service by Certified Mail or Publication

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this when you have tried to serve the other party in person but cannot. Packet #3220EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Subpoenaing Witnesses and Documents

    If you are going to a hearing or trial where you will be giving evidence AND you need to make sure that a witness shows up or that someone brings documents or other items, you can have the person served with a subpoena issued by the court clerk. Publication #9930EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Washington State Court Forms

    On this website you can download state mandatory court forms for use in Washington State courts covering many legal issues. Most of the forms found on this website are in MS Word or a PDF format. Read More

    By:
    Administrative Office of the Courts

Court Information - listed alphabetically (9)+

Legal Research (3)+

Trial Tips (2)+

Working with a Lawyer (3)+

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