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  • Name Change

    3400EN - In Washington State, if you are eighteen or older, you can choose and use any name you wish, as long as you are not trying to defraud (cheat) someone. Example: it is not legal to change names to avoid creditors or to escape a child support obligation. This publication describes the process. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Responding to Family Law Actions while Incarcerated

    Are you in jail or prison? Have you been served with legal papers about your family? This memo provides general information about how to respond to family law actions such as petitions related to divorce, child support, and custody issues. This memo is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. You may be able to get legal advice about your specific needs from a contract attorney or public defender. Read More

Other Court Procedures (3)+

  • Family Law: How to get a Continuance of Your Hearing

    3208EN - Basic information on how to request to move your court hearing to another date in a family law case. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion for Change of Venue in a Family Law Case

    3206EN - This packet has the instructions and forms you need to ask the court to move your family law case to a different county. This is called a Motion for Change of Venue. Use this packet if your case is a divorce OR petition to change parenting plan, child support order, or final order entered in a divorce AND the other party 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. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion for Revision in a Family Law Case

    3901EN - This packet has the instructions and forms you will need to ask the court to revise (change) an order or judgment. This is called a Motion for Revision. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

Serving Papers (1)+

  • Serving Papers on the State

    3218EN - When you set or change child support, you must notify the State if you, the other parent, or the children receive public assistance. This packet contains the forms and instructions for serving your court papers on the state. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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