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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
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    Spanish / Español
  • Child Support Orders for Divorces, Parentage Cases and Petition to Change Parenting Plan Cases

    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 Non-Parent Custody Case

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Packet #3112EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • File a Petition for a Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule and/or Child Support: Parentage Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you are not married to your child’s other parent, your child’s parentage was established by court order more than two years ago, and you want a Washington court to issue a parenting plan. If you are in agreement with the other parties, use our File an Agreed Petition for Parenting Plan packet. #3602EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • File a Petition to Enforce an Out-of-State Custody Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you have a custody order from another state, you have not registered it in Washington, and you need to take some quick action on your custody order here in Washington state, including getting a hearing as soon as you can. #3942EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • File a Petition to Modify Your Child Support Court Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Before using this packet, ask your county's Family Law Facilitator or Court Clerk if they have their own packet. If so, use theirs instead. Packet #3224EN Read More

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    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

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Filing a Motion for a Parenting Plan or Residential Schedule: Parentage Has Been Established in the Past Two Years

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if the parentage of your child has already been established by court order in the past two years, you want a Washington court to enter a parenting plan or child support court order, and your proposed parenting plan does not change custody. Packet #3610EN Read More

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    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

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion for Contempt: Family Law Cases

    3108EN - Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you already have a temporary or permanent parenting plan, child support order, or other family law order AND you want the court in the same Washington county to issue an order holding the other party in contempt for violating it. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion to Adjust a Child Support Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. You may only file this motion in limited cases. Read the instructions carefully. Make sure this is the right packet for you. Packet #3221EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing an Agreed Petition for a Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule or Child Support: Parentage Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you are not married to or in a domestic partnership with your child’s other parent, your child’s parentage has already been established by parentage affidavit or acknowledgment, and you both want to ask the court to enter an agreed parenting plan and/or child support court order. Packet #3603EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you have a court order giving you custody of your child and the other parent or person claiming the right to legal custody has taken your child away from you. Read our resource The Other Parent has Taken My Child before using this. #3119EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Petition to Change Your Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule, or Custody Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Do not use this to change a temporary parenting plan or custody order. Use this only if you and the other parent already have a final parenting plan issued by a Washington State Court. Packet #3260EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Filing a Petition to Decide Parentage

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you are not married to or in a domestic relationship with your child’s other parent, you want to decide your child’s parentage, there is no Affidavit or Acknowledgment of Parentage establishing parentage, and there is no court order establishing parentage. Packet # 3620EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing for Immediate Restraining Orders: Divorce Cases and Petition to Change Parenting Plan Cases

    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
  • Filing for Immediate Restraining Orders: Non-Parent Custody Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this packet in an emergency to ask for this court order to take effect immediately, usually with little or no advance notice to the other party. Packet #3124EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing for Immediate Restraining Orders: Parentage Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to file a motion for a court order in your case between the time it was filed and the date it is finalized. The main difference between this and a Motion for Temporary Family Law Orders is that it is for an emergency. This Order takes effect immediately, usually with little or no advance notice to the other party. Packet #3608EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing for Temporary Family Law Orders: Divorce Cases and Petition to Change Parenting Plan Cases

    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
  • Filing for Temporary Family Law Orders: Parentage Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to file a motion for temporary (short-term) orders for restraining orders, a parenting plan, child support, a guardian ad litem (GAL), genetic testing, attorney’s fees and costs or other relief. Packet #3607EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing for Temporary Non-Parent Custody Orders

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Either petitioner or respondent may file this motion. It can cover issues temporary child support, temporary custody, temporary visitation, safety restraints, or custody investigations while the non-parent custody case is pending. Packet #3123EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Getting 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
  • Parenting Plans

    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
  • Residential Schedules and Child Support: Non-Parent Custody Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Petitioners and Respondents can use this. Do not use this packet alone. See our Filing, Responding and Finalizing Non-Parent Custody Case packets for more info. Packet #3116EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

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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
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    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

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