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  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Use this if you cannot afford to pay the filing fee to start new case. A judge will look at your financial information and decide if you qualify for a waiver under General Rule 34. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

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  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Use this if you cannot afford to pay the filing fee to start new case. A judge will look at your financial information and decide if you qualify for a waiver under General Rule 34. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Child Support Orders for Divorces, Parentage Cases and Petition to Change Parenting Plan Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Packet #3213EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • File a Petition to Change Your 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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    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • File a Petition to Enforce an Out-of-State Custody Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you have a custody order from another state, you have not registered it in Washington, and you need to take some quick action on your custody order here in Washington state, including getting a hearing as soon as you can. #3942EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing 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 Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing for Immediate Restraining Orders: Divorce Cases and Petition to Change Parenting Plan Cases

    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 Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing for Temporary Family Law Orders: Divorce Cases and Petition to Change Parenting Plan Cases

    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 Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Following Washington's Relocation Law

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you have legal custody of your child, and you wish to move (“relocate”) and take the child with you. Packet #3132EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Getting a Court Order for the Surrender of Weapons: Family Law Cases

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. #3121EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Parenting Plans

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. 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 Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Services for Family Court Cases in WA

    Some superior courts have family law facilitator programs to help you represent yourself in court and parenting seminars you might have to attend. If you do not get help from a lawyer, you may be able to from a facilitator. #3246EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

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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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    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Service by Certified Mail or Publication

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this when you have tried to serve the other party in person but cannot. Packet #3220EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

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  • File a Petition to Enforce an Out-of-State Custody Order

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you have a custody order from another state, you have not registered it in Washington, and you need to take some quick action on your custody order here in Washington state, including getting a hearing as soon as you can. #3942EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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
  • How Do I Register an Out-of-State Custody Order in Washington?

    3940EN - Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to make sure your custody order from another state has full effect in Washington. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

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