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Divorce with Children (3)+

  • Video - Family Law Live: Breaking up when you have kids

    This video is the first in a series about important issues in family law matters like divorce, custody and parenting plans. Learn more about breaking up when you have children and get tips that can help make dealing with these issues easier for your family. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Video - Family Law Live: Celebrating holidays

    This video is the second in a series about important issues in family law matters like divorce, custody and parenting plans. Learn how to schedule and plan for holidays when you have a parenting plan and get tips that can help make dealing with these issues easier for your family. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Webinar: Protective Parenting Plans

    A webinar to discuss creating a protective parenting plan when there are concerns of domestic violence or parenting deficits that are detrimental to the children. This webinar will discuss parenting plans and provide a general overview for self-represented people of some important court rules to help you understand how to get a temporary motion for a parenting plan before the court. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
    American Sign Language

Guardians ad litem / evaluators (3)+

  • Guardians ad Litem in Family Law Cases

    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 to appoint one. This packet has the necessary forms and instructions. #3103EN Read More

    By:
    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. Here are some tips to help you work successfully with the GAL. #3106EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    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. #3111EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

Planning for Death (1)+

Relocation (1)+

Writ of Habeas Corpus (2)+

  • 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

    By:
    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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project