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Alternatives to Guardianship: Supported Decision Making Agreements (SDM)

Learn more about this alternative to guardianship that helps people with disabilities without limiting their rights. #3306EN

Consumer Credit Counseling

Consumer credit counseling can be an alternative to filing for bankruptcy. Learn what a consumer credit counselor can do and how you can find one. #0902EN

Estate recovery for long-term care services paid for by the State

If the state pays for your long-term care services, then the state can sometimes collect some of the things you own when you die to get back some or all of what it paid for. Read this to learn more. #5172EN

Protecting elders and vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect

Read about the different types of abuse that frail elders and vulnerable adults are protected from under the law. #9920EN

I just got a traffic ticket. What can I do to avoid license suspension?

Information on how to request a hearing if you receive a traffic ticket and how to prepare for the hearing. This talks about community service and payment plan options. #9354EN.

Child Protective Services (CPS) and Dependency Actions

Read this if you're involved with CPS in Washington State. If CPS asks you to sign a Voluntary Placement Agreement (a VPA), you can get free legal advice from a lawyer right away by calling the VPA hotline at (833) 240-9746, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone interpreter services available.#3120EN

Child Support and License Suspension

If you fall behind in your child support payments, you might lose your drivers or other license. Read this to learn how to keep this from happening and what you can do if your license does get suspended. #3809EN

Contempt of Court: When the other person in your case won’t follow a court order

General information about Washington law on contempt in family law cases. It covers only the type of contempt most common to family law cases, called “coercive civil contempt.” Find out how to have a person who is violating a court order obey that order in the future. #3107EN

Hide your address from a stalker or abuser

If you're a survivor of abuse, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking, or (if you're an election worker or criminal justice system worker) felony harassment, you can enroll in a state-run program to keep your address from the person who's been abusing, stalking or harassing you. #3706EN

How to request a disability accommodation as a tenant

You can also use this to request an accommodation from your condo or homeowners association. #8408EN

CPS Investigations and Findings

CPS findings of abuse or neglect can keep you from working or volunteering with children, developmentally delayed adults, or the elderly for the rest of your life. Learn about your rights and responsibilities when CPS makes a finding against you. #2950EN

How to file a Special Education Community Complaint

Read this if you are concerned about a child’s special education and wants to file a formal complaint. #1310EN

Parentage and Parenting Plans

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. #3601EN

How do I appeal the denial of my unemployment benefits to Superior Court?

This explains Superior court review of an administrative decision relating to unemployment benefits. If you lose your claim at the administrative hearing, you have another level of administrative review. It is called a “Petition for Review.” #7602EN

Divorce and Other Options for Ending Your Marriage with Children in Washington State

If you have children and are considering getting a divorce, read this first. This does not include court forms but will guide you to the forms you need. #3240EN

How to represent yourself at an unemployment benefits hearing

If you lost your job, applied for unemployment benefits, and were turned down, you can appeal. If you were awarded unemployment benefits, your former employer can appeal. Read this to learn how to represent yourself at the hearing on an appeal. #7600EN

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