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  • How to Serve the Opposing Party in Your 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

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  • Child Support Worksheets and Order | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Packet #3213EN 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Make a Parenting Plan | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this packet if you are: a party in one of these: a.) divorce or petition to end domestic partnership OR b.) a case to change a parenting/custody order OR c.) a Petition for Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule and/or Child Support, Petition to Decide Parentage, or another type of parentage case. Packet #3209EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Responding to Family Law Actions while Incarcerated

    Are you in jail or prison? Have you been served with legal papers about your family? This memo provides general information about how to respond to family law actions such as petitions related to divorce, child support, and custody issues. This memo is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. You may be able to get legal advice about your specific needs from a contract attorney or public defender. Read More

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    Legal Voice
  • 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
  • Respond to Divorce | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Packet #3203EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Respond to Divorce Without Children

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

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Respond to Motions for Temporary Family Law Orders or Immediate Restraining Orders: Divorce Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Packet #3222EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

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  • Ask for Immediate Restraining Orders: Divorce Cases | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to ask for a court order to take effect immediately, usually with little or no notice to the other party. Packet #3214EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Ask for Temporary Family Law Orders: Divorce Cases | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to ask for temporary orders related to issues including finances, property, maintenance (alimony), safety, child support, parenting plans, and Guardians ad Litem. Packet #3217EN 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 new case. A judge will look at your financial information and decide if you qualify for a waiver under General Rule 34. 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

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

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Packet #3213EN 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
  • Dismiss a Divorce

    This packet will help you dismiss a Petition for Divorce that you filed with the court. You may use this packet if you change your mind and no longer want to get divorced. An Order of Dismissal will cancel your divorce and you will stay married. #3219EN 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 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
  • File for Divorce | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Or if you have no minor children of the marriage, use our do-it-yourself interview program, Washington Forms Online, to complete the forms. Packet #3202EN. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • File for Divorce Without Children 

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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion for Attorney Fees in a Divorce 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 Order your spouse to pay money for you to hire a lawyer. #3248EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion for Clarification of Final Divorce Order to Get Title to Your Vehicle

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if the court awarded you a vehicle in your divorce and your ex-spouse disappeared or refuses to give you the title. #3235EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Finalize a Divorce by Default

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to finalize a divorce when your spouse has not filed a Response to the case. You must have already filed and served your spouse with the papers starting your divorce. #3205EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Finalize a Divorce (with children) by Agreement

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to finalize your divorce when you and your spouse have an agreement (or settlement) and children are involved. You must have already filed your divorce and served your spouse with the papers. You should also have already reached an agreement. Packet #3251EN. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Finalize a Divorce without Children by Agreement (includes Restraining Orders)

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. If you don't need Restraining Orders, use packet 3250EN. Packet #3249EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Finalize Your Divorce (without Children or Restraining Orders) by Agreement | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. #3250EN Read More

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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Legal Separations: What If I Want a Divorce or to Get Back Together?

    You may use this packet if you are already legally separated OR have already started the process. This means you have already established the terms of your property division and child custody. This packet is for three situations: 1)You have a decree of legal separation and want to change it to a divorce OR 2) you have a pending (not yet finalized) legal separation case and want to change it to a divorce case OR 3) you have a decree of legal separation and want to get back together with your spouse. #3252EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Make a Parenting Plan | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this packet if you are: a party in one of these: a.) divorce or petition to end domestic partnership OR b.) a case to change a parenting/custody order OR c.) a Petition for Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule and/or Child Support, Petition to Decide Parentage, or another type of parentage case. Packet #3209EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Respond to Divorce | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Packet #3203EN. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Respond to Divorce Without Children

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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Respond to Motions for Temporary Family Law Orders or Immediate Restraining Orders: Divorce Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Packet #3222EN 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
  • Withdraw an Agreement to Join Petition (Joinder) in a Family Law Case

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. If you signed a Joinder (Agreement to Join the Petition) but have since decided that was a mistake, use this packet to file a withdrawal of the joinder. #3298EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Your Family Law Case: If You Cannot Afford the GAL Fee

    Before requiring you to pay GAL fees, the court should consider your ability to pay. If believe you cannot afford this fee, you can file a motion with the court asking that the fee get paid another way. You must prove you are unable to pay this fee. This packet provides instructions and forms to help you make this request to the court. Publication #3117EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

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