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  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee | Printable Packet

    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. Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Or use our do-it-yourself interview program, Washington Forms Online, to complete the forms. #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. Or use our do-it-yourself interview program, Washington Forms Online, to complete the forms. Packet #3213EN 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

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    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • File 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
  • File for Divorce | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Or 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 Legal Separation with Children

    Brief instructions and the forms to file for legal separation with children in Washington state. #3268EN 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
  • Make a Parenting Plan | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Or use our Washington Forms Online interview to fill out forms online. 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
  • 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. The guided interviews on Washington Forms Online help you fill out the forms you need, with clear instructions on what to do next. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

County Court Procedures During COVID-19 (3)+

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Serving Papers (2)+

  • 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

Finalize Your Case (5)+

Respond to Court Papers (6)+

  • 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. Or use our do-it-yourself interview program, Washington Forms Online, to complete the forms. Packet #3213EN 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
  • Make a Parenting Plan | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Or use our Washington Forms Online interview to fill out forms online. 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
  • 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 Divorce | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Or use our do-it-yourself interview program, Washington Forms Online, to complete the forms. #3203EN. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Respond to Motions for Temporary Family Law Orders or Immediate Restraining Orders in a Family Law Case

    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

Get Ready for Court (8)+

I Need a Court Interpreter (1)+

Court Forms - listed alphabetically (29)+

Court Information - listed alphabetically (5)+

  • 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

    By:
    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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

Legal Separation (1)+

Trial Tips (2)+

Working with a Lawyer (1)+