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How to File for a Protection Order | Printable Packet

This packet has the instructions and forms for filing a Petition for Protection Order where you are experiencing domestic violence, harassment, stalking, sexual assault, or the threat of any of these, or if you are or know a vulnerable adult. #3701EN

File 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.

Respond to a Motion to Adjust a Child Support Court Order

Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. This will help you file your response to the motion, ask the court for what you want, and prepare for your hearing. Packet #3223EN.

File a petition to modify a 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

Finalize a Modification of a Child Support Court Order

Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. You can use this packet whether you filed or responded to the petition. Packet #3229EN.

Respond to a Petition to Modify a Child Support Court Order

Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Do not use this if you are served with a petition to modify an administrative child support order. If you are served with a petition asking a Washington Court to modify a support order from another state, talk to a lawyer before using this packet. Packet #3228EN

File a Motion for Contempt: Family Law Cases

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. #3108EN

Respond to a Motion for Contempt: Family Law Cases

Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. #3110EN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. #3202EN

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Ask 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

Ask 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.

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

File 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

File 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 Mini: #3277EN

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

Finalize 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. Packet #3606EN

Respond to 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. #3605EN

Ask for immediate restraining orders: Petition to change parenting plan cases

Instructions and forms for asking a court order giving you certain rights and/or protections between the time your case starts and the date it is final. It is different from a Motion for Temporary Family Law Orders: you are asking for a court order to take effect immediately, usually with little or no notice to the other party. Packet #3263EN

Ask for Temporary Family Law Orders: Petition to Change Parenting Plan Cases

Instructions and forms to ask for a court order giving you certain rights and/or protections after your Petition to Change Parenting Plan case has started, but before it is final. #3264EN

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

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