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  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
    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

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
    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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 on the computer. 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
  • Services for Family Court Cases in WA

    Some superior courts have family law facilitator programs to help you represent yourself in court and parenting seminars you might have to attend. If you do not get help from a lawyer, you may be able to from a facilitator. #3246EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

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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 - CLEAR Intake Line
    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 - CLEAR Intake Line

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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

    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

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 on the computer. 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 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line

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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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
    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
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • 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

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
  • Finalize a Divorce by Default | Printable Packet

    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. Or use our do-it-yourself interview program, Washington Forms Online, to complete the forms. #3205EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
    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

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
    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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
    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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
    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

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 on the computer. 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

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

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line
    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 - CLEAR Intake Line
  • 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 - CLEAR Intake Line

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