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The Basics (16)+

Divorce with Children (9)+

  • Divorce and Other Options for Ending Your Marriage with Children in Washington State

    If you have children and are considering getting a divorce, read this first. This does not include court forms but will guide you to the forms you need. #3240EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • File for Divorce

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Respond to Divorce

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • You Have Been Served with Divorce Papers

    What you should do if you have been served with divorce paperwork. #3242EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Helping Children Deal with Divorce

    Being prepared with good conflict-resolution skills and knowing how to find help if you can't resolve the conflict on your own will make things easier for your children. #3207EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Pregnancy and Divorce

    For people getting a divorce in Washington State while one of the spouses is pregnant. Learn what happens when a spouse is pregnant during the divorce and what can be done to address the issue during the divorce process. #3236EN Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Voice
  • Webinar: Protective Parenting Plans

    A webinar to discuss creating a protective parenting plan when there are concerns of domestic violence or parenting deficits that are detrimental to the children. This webinar will discuss parenting plans and provide a general overview for self-represented people of some important court rules to help you understand how to get a temporary motion for a parenting plan before the court. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    American Sign Language
  • Video - Family Law Live: Breaking up when you have kids

    This video is the first in a series about important issues in family law matters like divorce, custody and parenting plans. Learn more about breaking up when you have children and get tips that can help make dealing with these issues easier for your family. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Video - Family Law Live: Celebrating holidays

    This video is the second in a series about important issues in family law matters like divorce, custody and parenting plans. Learn how to schedule and plan for holidays when you have a parenting plan and get tips that can help make dealing with these issues easier for your family. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

Divorce without Children (4)+

Divorce & Financial Issues (6)+

Guardians ad litem / evaluators (3)+

  • Guardians ad Litem in Family Law Cases

    A judge may appoint a guardian ad litem (GAL) in a court case about custody or visitation rights. Any party to the case may ask for appointment of a GAL, or the judge can decide to appoint one. This packet has the necessary forms and instructions. #3103EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • How to Work with GALs and Parenting Evaluators

    If you are involved in a divorce, paternity or non-parent custody case where the other parent does not agree with you, the court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) or Parenting Evaluator. Here are some tips to help you work successfully with the GAL. #3106EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • When you Disagree with a Guardian Ad Litem Report

    In a family law case where the parties disagree about the parenting plan, the court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL), or an Evaluator. A GAL or Evaluator’s job is to investigate both households to recommend to the court a residential plan in the child’s best interest. #3111EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

Legal Separation (4)+

Military families (2)+