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  • 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

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    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

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    Northwest Justice Project

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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Northwest Justice Project

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Court Forms - listed alphabetically (17)+

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
  • 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

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    Northwest Justice Project

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  • 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
  • Mediation: Should I Use It?

    Mediation is an informal way to resolve disputes without going to court. The parties attempt to negotiate a mutually agreeable settlement with the help of a neutral mediator. Mediation can be used in many types of disputes. #3226EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • 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
  • What are Working Copies?

    When you “file” documents with a court, you give the court documents for processing. Often you also need to give a court “working copies” of the same documents. The judge or commissioner will use these extra copies to prepare for your case. That way the court does not need to make copies itself. #9952EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Working with the Cowlitz County Superior Court Clerks

    If you are filing or otherwise involved in a court case in Cowlitz County, this will provide you with helpful information that so that you can file papers and appear for court faster and more easily. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

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