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  • Amending (Changing) Your Petition or Parenting Plan

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you are the petitioner in a family law case AND you decide to change something in your Petition or Proposed Parenting Plan after you have filed and served them AND Respondent does not agree with everything in your petition OR you have not received any response from Respondent. #3212EN Mini: #3276EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 a new case. A judge will look at your financial information and decide if you qualify for a waiver under Washington Courts' General Rule 34. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Child Support Worksheets and Order

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to calculate child support. Completes a proposed Child Support Order, Worksheets, and a Financial Declaration if needed. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Phone and Video Hearings

    How to get ready for and conduct yourself during a remote hearing (conducted over the phone or by video-conference). #9961EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    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 Mini: #3277EN Read More

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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • File a Petition to Change a 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

    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
  • 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Get 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to file for a domestic violence protection order. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Give Financial Information in a Family Law Case

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to complete a Financial Declaration and provide other financial information. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Make a Parenting Plan

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to create a Parenting Plan proposal or order in a family law case. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 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
  • Washington Forms Online - DIY Family Law Forms

    To do anything in a family law case, you need the right form. The guided interviews on Washington Forms Online help you fill out the forms you need, with clear instructions on what to do next. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

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  • How to Serve the Other Party in a 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
  • Service of Process

    This short video will introduce you to the basics of what is known as "service of process" - the court-mandated requirements for delivering your initial court papers to the defendant/respondent in a civil case. Read More

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    King County Law Library

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Change Your Parenting Plan (5)+

  • Amending (Changing) Your Petition or Parenting Plan

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you are the petitioner in a family law case AND you decide to change something in your Petition or Proposed Parenting Plan after you have filed and served them AND Respondent does not agree with everything in your petition OR you have not received any response from Respondent. #3212EN Mini: #3276EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • File a Petition to Change a 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Make a Parenting Plan

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to create a Parenting Plan proposal or order in a family law case. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

Enforce Your Parenting Plan (3)+

  • 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
  • Registering an Out-of-State Custody Order in Washington

    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. #3940EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

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Court Forms - listed alphabetically (35)+

  • Amending (Changing) Your Petition or Parenting Plan

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this if you are the petitioner in a family law case AND you decide to change something in your Petition or Proposed Parenting Plan after you have filed and served them AND Respondent does not agree with everything in your petition OR you have not received any response from Respondent. #3212EN Mini: #3276EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 a new case. A judge will look at your financial information and decide if you qualify for a waiver under Washington Courts' General Rule 34. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Child Support Worksheets and Order

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to calculate child support. Completes a proposed Child Support Order, Worksheets, and a Financial Declaration if needed. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Default the Other Party If They Do Not Respond

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Use this if the other party to your family law case does not respond to your petition by the legal deadline. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Family Law: Get a Continuance of Your Hearing

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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • File a Motion for Revision in a Family Law 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 change (revise) a court commissioner's order. #3901EN Read More

    By:
    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 Mini: #3277EN Read More

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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • File a Petition to Change a 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

    By:
    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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • File for Change of Venue in a Family Law Case

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this packet to ask the court to move your family law case to a different county. The other party may have 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. #3206EN 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
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Finalize a Petition to Change 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. Packet #3262EN Finalizing a Petition to Change Parenting Plan by Default Mini: #3278EN Read More

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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Get 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to file for a domestic violence protection order. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Getting a Trial Date in Cowlitz County

    You can use this packet if you have a civil case in Cowlitz County Superior Court AND the respondent/defendant in the case has filed a response to the petition/complaint AND you need to ask the court to schedule your case for a trial. #9950EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Give Financial Information in a Family Law Case

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to complete a Financial Declaration and provide other financial information. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • How to File a Motion to Vacate Judgment/Order in a Family Law Case

    A Motion To Vacate is a request to the court to withdraw a previous order or judgment it entered. This packet contains instructions and forms. #3215EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • How to Write a Declaration in a Family Law Case

    This packet tells you what a declaration is, what should be included and tips on how to write one. There is a family law declaration and other forms attached that you can fill out. #3917EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Make a Parenting Plan

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to create a Parenting Plan proposal or order in a family law case. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Registering an Out-of-State Custody Order in Washington

    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. #3940EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Respond to a Petition to Change a 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. Packet #3261EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Subpoenaing Witnesses and Documents

    If you are going to a hearing or trial where you will be giving evidence AND you need to make sure that a witness shows up or that someone brings documents or other items, you can have the person served with a subpoena issued by the court clerk. Publication #9930EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Washington State Court Forms

    On this website you can download state mandatory court forms for use in Washington State courts covering many legal issues. Most of the forms found on this website are in MS Word or a PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    Administrative Office of the Courts
  • 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 Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Your Family Law Case: If You Cannot Afford the GAL Fee

    Before requiring you to pay GAL fees, the court should consider your ability to pay. If believe you cannot afford this fee, you can file a motion with the court asking that the fee get paid another way. You must prove you are unable to pay this fee. This packet provides instructions and forms to help you make this request to the court. Publication #3117EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

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