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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
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  • File a Petition to Change a 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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  • 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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  • Temporary Parenting Consent Agreements

    Read this if you have decided to have someone else (such as a grandparent) temporarily care for your child. Read More

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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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  • Depositions

    Read this if you are unrepresented in a civil law case and you are trying to gather info to get ready for a possible trial. #9929EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
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  • “Doing Discovery” in Family Law Cases: Interrogatories and Requests for Production

    Read this if you are a party in a contested family law case (“contested” means you and the other party disagree about issues) AND you want or need to get more information from the other party about their side of the issues. #3900EN 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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  • Guide to Washington Courts

    An overview of the Washington court system. Read More

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    Administrative Office Of The Courts
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  • 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

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
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  • Self-Represented Persons in Superior Court Civil Proceedings

    Understanding and making your way through the court process is not easy and can be quite frustrating, especially for those handling their own legal representation (pro se litigants). There are extensive state and local court rules (see E. 7) and everyone appearing before the Superior Court is expected to follow them. While a one-page handout can never tell you everything you need to know, the following will hopefully be of benefit in clarifying a few of the mysteries of representing yourself. Read More

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    Administrative Office of the Courts
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