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32 Resource(s) Found

Change or end your Protection Order

Either the protected person or the restrained person can use this packet, containing forms and instructions for filling out and filing them. #3711EN

Depositions in Criminal Cases: Tips for Victims and Witnesses

If you are a victim or witness in a criminal case, read this to learn about depositions and being deposed. #9918EN

File for a Protection Order

This is a Washington Forms Online interview. Self-help court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to file for a protection order. Completes forms for domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, anti-harassment, and vulnerable adult protection orders. (Available in English and Spanish.)

File for Reconsideration in a Protection Order Case

If a judge gave you a court order that you disagree with after a full protection order hearing, you can file for reconsideration to ask the judge to change the decision. This packet explains more and has forms and instructions for you to use. #3720EN

File for Revision in a Protection Order Case

If a court commissioner made an order at your full protection order hearing that you disagree with, you can ask a judge to change it (to "revise" it). This packet explains more and has forms and instructions you can use. #3722EN

Get a Court Order for the Surrender of Weapons

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

How do I find the things I need to participate in my court case?

You may need some things to be able to participate in your court case. Having access to these things may make it more likely that outcome will be closer to what you want. This is true whether you have an attorney or if you are not represented. #9970EN

Renew your Protection Order

If your protection order is going to end soon and you want to extend it for another year or longer, get this packet to learn more and for the forms and instructions you need. #3704EN

Tips for phone and video hearings

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

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. 3290EN

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

Depositions in Criminal Cases: Tips for Victims and Witnesses

If you are a victim or witness in a criminal case, read this to learn about depositions and being deposed. #9918EN

How do I find the things I need to participate in my court case?

You may need some things to be able to participate in your court case. Having access to these things may make it more likely that outcome will be closer to what you want. This is true whether you have an attorney or if you are not represented. #9970EN

How to Format Court Documents

When you give documents to a Washington state court, it is important to format the documents correctly. This document outlines the rules you must follow. #9938EN

Immigration Status and Court Hearings in Washington State

Questions and answers about when and how the court can ask about your immigration status. #8110EN

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

Subpoenaing witnesses and documents

Read this if you're going to a hearing or trial where you'll be giving evidence and you need to make sure that a witness shows up or brings documents or other items. #9930EN

Tips for phone and video hearings

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

Interpreters for People with Limited English Proficiency

Read this if you live in Washington, English is not your first language and you have trouble speaking or understanding English easily. Help may be available. #8902EN

Change or end your Protection Order

Either the protected person or the restrained person can use this packet, containing forms and instructions for filling out and filing them. #3711EN

File a Motion for Revision in a Family Law Case

Use this to ask a judge to change (revise) a court commissioner's order. #3901EN

File for a Protection Order

This is a Washington Forms Online interview. Self-help court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to file for a protection order. Completes forms for domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, anti-harassment, and vulnerable adult protection orders. (Available in English and Spanish.)

File for Reconsideration in a Protection Order Case

If a judge gave you a court order that you disagree with after a full protection order hearing, you can file for reconsideration to ask the judge to change the decision. This packet explains more and has forms and instructions for you to use. #3720EN

File for Revision in a Protection Order Case

If a court commissioner made an order at your full protection order hearing that you disagree with, you can ask a judge to change it (to "revise" it). This packet explains more and has forms and instructions you can use. #3722EN

Get a Court Order for the Surrender of Weapons

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

Renew your Protection Order

If your protection order is going to end soon and you want to extend it for another year or longer, get this packet to learn more and for the forms and instructions you need. #3704EN

Subpoenaing witnesses and documents

Read this if you're going to a hearing or trial where you'll be giving evidence and you need to make sure that a witness shows up or brings documents or other items. #9930EN

Depositions in Criminal Cases: Tips for Victims and Witnesses

If you are a victim or witness in a criminal case, read this to learn about depositions and being deposed. #9918EN

How do I find the things I need to participate in my court case?

You may need some things to be able to participate in your court case. Having access to these things may make it more likely that outcome will be closer to what you want. This is true whether you have an attorney or if you are not represented. #9970EN

Immigration Status and Court Hearings in Washington State

Questions and answers about when and how the court can ask about your immigration status. #8110EN

What are working copies?

When you “file” documents with a court, you give the court documents for processing. Often you also need to give a court “working copies” of the same documents. The judge or commissioner will use these extra copies to prepare for your case. That way the court does not need to make copies itself. #9952EN

Getting ready for a trial

Tips on how to prepare for and how to conduct yourself at trial. #3210EN

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