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Browse the resources below to find general legal information publications, self-help packets and forms about divorce in Washington state. If you need to file for divorce: GET STARTED HERE.

  • Filing for Divorce in WA with No Minor Children - Interactive Forms

    This online interview guides you through a series of questions and when completed provides court forms and instructions for filing a divorce without minor children of the marriage in Washington State. This interview is part of LawHelp Interactive, a separate website that helps you create court forms. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Ending Your Marriage or Domestic Partnership in Washington without Children: The Basics

    3241EN - If you have no children and want to get a divorce or dissolution of domestic partnership, you should read this publication first. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Divorce: General Info

    3200EN - Information about getting divorced in Washington state. For more detailed information, see our publication Ending Your Marriage in Washington. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Chinese / 中文
  • Ending Your Marriage or Domestic Partnership in Washington with Children: The Basics

    3240EN - If you have children and want to get a divorce, you should read this publication first. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Finishing Your Divorce in WA with No Minor Children by Agreement or Default - Interactive Forms

    Use LawHelp Interactive to help you complete your court forms. This online interview guides you through a series of questions and when completed provides court forms and instructions for finishing a divorce by agreement or default without minor children of the marriage in Washington State. This interview is part of LawHelp Interactive. LawHelp Interactive helps you fill out legal forms, answer a series of questions and print your legal form. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Getting Your Paperwork Ready So You Can Get Help with Your Family Law Case

    3130EN - Be ready for an appointment with someone who's going to help you with your family law case. That someone might be: an attorney; a family law facilitator; an advocate at your local Domestic Violence shelter; or a CLEAR advocate who is going over forms with you by phone. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Helping Children Deal with Divorce

    3207EN - If you separate and/or end your relationship, more decisions must be made at a time when you may have bad feelings about the other parent. 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. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Which Court Can Enter Custody Orders? Questions and Answers about Jurisdiction

    3102EN - Determining jurisdiction can be complicated. This publication tries to explain the basics in simple terms. It may still be confusing. Try to speak with a lawyer. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Dissolution (Divorce) When the Wife is Pregnant

    3236EN - This publication describes the law and procedures which must be followed in a dissolution (divorce) when the wife is pregnant. Read More

    By:
    Legal Voice
  • Divorce, Debt, and Bankruptcy in Washington State

    0102EN - This is a general overview of debt and bankruptcy issues related to divorce. Read More

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    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

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing for Divorce

    3202EN - This packet was written to help you get a divorce. It provides general information about the law and some of the forms you will need to fill out. If you read the information carefully and follow the instructions, you may be able to do your own divorce. If you have no minor children of the marriage, consider using our interactive interview that will assemble completed court forms for you. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Filing for Temporary Family Law Orders: Divorce Cases and Petition to Change Parenting Plan Cases

    3217EN - This packet will help you ask the court for Temporary Orders. Temporary Orders give you certain rights and/or protections after your family law case has started, but before it is finalized. Either petitioner or respondent may file such a motion. Motions for Temporary Family Law Orders can include orders related to issues including finances, property, maintenance (alimony), safety, child support, parenting plans, and Guardians ad Litem. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Parenting Plans

    3209EN - Use this family law packet only if you are one of these: a.) Petitioner (you are starting the court case) or Respondent (you are responding to the petition) in a divorce or petition to end domestic partnership case OR b.) Petitioner or Respondent in a case to change a parenting/custody order OR c.) a party involved in a Petition for Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule and/or Child Support, Petition to Decide Parentage, or another type of parentage case Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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