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  • Parentage and Parenting Plans for Unmarried Parents in Washington

    This publication should help you learn the laws that apply when you have a child and you are not married to or in a registered domestic partnership with the child’s other parent. Publication #3601EN. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Parenting Plans: General Info

    This provides general information about what a parenting plan is and how to get one. It also explains how to enforce or change a permanent parenting plan. Publication #3230EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Services for Family Court Cases in WA

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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • The Other Parent has Taken My Child

    3118EN - 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). Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

Changing Your Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule or Custody Decree (3)+

Guardians ad litem / evaluators (2)+

  • 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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

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    Northwest Justice Project

Parenting Plan Petitions (3)+

  • Parenting Plans

    Use this family law packet only if you are one of these: a.) Petitioner (you are starting the court case) or Respondent (you are responding to the petition) in a divorce or petition to end domestic partnership case OR b.) Petitioner or Respondent in a case to change a parenting/custody order OR c.) a party involved in 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
  • Petition for a Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule and/or Child Support: Parentage Cases

    This packet should help you fill out and file the forms and papers you need if all these are true: a) you are not married to your child’s other parent; b)your child’s parentage (paternity) has already been established by court order that is more than two years old AND c) you want a Washington court to issue a parenting plan. Packet #3602. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Responding to a Petition for a Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule and/or Child Support: Parentage Cases

    This packet will help you fill out and file the forms and papers you need to respond to a Petition for Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule and/or Child Support when you are not married to or in a domestic partnership with the other parent and you have already established parentage within Washington State. The Petition will be on form FL Parentage 331. Packet 3605EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

Relocation (1)+

  • Questions and Answers about Washington's Relocation Law

    3135EN - 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

Unmarried couples (1)+

Writ of Habeas Corpus (1)+

  • The Other Parent has Taken My Child

    3118EN - 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). Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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