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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

What if I am being sued in Washington State and I live out-of-state?

Provides general info for people who live outside Washington AND have been served with a petition or complaint filed with a court in Washington State. #9928EN

Working with the Cowlitz County Superior Court Clerks

If you are filing or otherwise involved in a court case in Cowlitz County, read this for helpful information about filing papers and appearing for court. #9951EN

What is a Payday Loan?

A payday loan is a short-term, high-cost loan that must be paid back on or before your next payday, whether your income is from employment or government benefits. Payday loans are made by storefront lenders, check cashers, pawn shops, credit unions, and Internet-based providers. Publication #0600EN

How to File a Special Education Citizen Complaint

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

Public School Discipline, With COVID-19 and 2020-21 School Year Updates

Your rights in school discipline and disciplinary proceedings. Publication #1116EN.

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

Qualified Health Plans

If you do not have health insurance or your health insurance does not cover the care you need, you may have options under the Affordable Care Act, the federal health reform law. Depending on your income, you may be able to get free insurance from Washington Apple Health (“Apple Health”). #5708EN

Washington Parenting Law for Unmarried Couples

Basic information about Washington State law that applies to parenting when unmarried couples separate. #3912EN

When You Cannot Pay Off Your Payday Loan

Options on what to do when you can't pay off your payday loan on time. #0601EN.

Guardian Ad Litem Report: The basics and how to respond

If you're fighting about a parenting plan in a family law case in a Washington court, read this to learn what a guardian ad litem does, why the report matters, and how to respond to a report when its recommendations don't help you. #3111EN

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

If you have been denied unemployment compensation benefits, you have a right to appeal. If you have been allowed benefits, your former employer has the same right to appeal. If either you or your employer appeals, you will have a hearing with an administrative law judge. This explains how to represent yourself at the hearing. #7602EN

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