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  • Guardian ad Litems in Family Law Cases Cases

    3103EN - A judge may appoint a guardian ad litem (GAL) in a court case about custody or visitation rights. Any party to the case may ask for appointment of a GAL, or the judge can decide on his her/own to appoint one. A GAL may be a lawyer, mental health professional, or volunteer. This packet has the necessary forms and instructions. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • How to Work with GALs and Parenting Evaluators

    If you are involved in a divorce, paternity or non-parent custody case where the other parent does not agree with you, the court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) or Parenting Evaluator. This publication contains tips to help you work successfully with the GAL. Publication #3106EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • When you Disagree with a Guardian Ad Litem Report

    In a family law case where the parties disagree about the parenting plan, the court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL), or an Evaluator. A GAL or Evaluator’s job is to investigate both households to recommend to the court a residential plan in the child’s best interest. Publication 3111EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español

Out-of-State Orders (2)+

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Relocation (1)+

  • Questions and Answers about Washington's Relocation Law

    If you have legal custody of your child, and you wish to move (relocate) and take the child with you, Washington State law may require you to do certain things first. This publication briefly explains the law's requirements. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

Writ of Habeas Corpus (2)+

  • Filing a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

    Use this packet 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 packet. #3119EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • The Other Parent has Taken My Child

    Read this if the other parent or person claiming the right to legal custody has taken your children away from you (with or without a court order). #3118EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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