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Getting Your Paperwork Ready So You Can Get Help with Your Family Law Case

Find out what paperwork and information you can get together for your appointment with the attorney, paralegal, volunteer or domestic violence shelter staff who will help you with your family law case. #3130EN

Give Financial Information in a Family Law Case

A Washington Forms Online interview. Self-help court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive to complete a Financial Declaration and provide other financial information.

Name Change

In Washington State, if you are eighteen or older, you can choose and use any name you wish, as long as you are not trying to defraud (cheat) someone. This describes the process. #3400EN

Parenting Plans: General Info

What a parenting plan is and how to get one. Learn how to enforce or change a permanent parenting plan. #3230EN

Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee

A Washington Forms Online interview. Self-help 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.

H-2A workers and Income Taxes

Very general information provided as community education. Your actual tax liability will depend on your individual situation. If you have questions about how the tax laws apply to you, consult your qualified tax preparer. #8160EN

Respond to Divorce

A Washington Forms Online interview. Self-help court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive.

How to clear (vacate) your drug possession conviction after State v. Blake

State v. Blake is a 2021 Washington State Supreme Court decision that says the state’s drug possession law is unconstitutional. If you were convicted of drug possession on or before February 25, 2021, you can get those convictions cleared (“vacated”) and removed from your criminal record. You may also get a refund of the legal financial obligations (LFOs) you paid on your drug possession case/s. The law the court found unconstitutional is “Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance” or “VUCSA – possession” (RCW 69.50.4013 and earlier versions of that law). Packets #8720EN and #8721EN

If You Want to Modify (Change) Your Child Support Court Order

Questions and answers about the laws that apply to changing a Washington State Child Support court order. #3814EN

Your Rights: Buying a Manufactured Home

Buying a manufactured home can be complicated. You may not understand all the terms. Don't rely on verbal statements that are not in writing! Read this to better understand your rights and some important terms.

Help for people unable to work: ABD and HEN

The ABD and HEN programs may be able to help you if you have very low income and resources AND are unable to work due to disability or incapacity. Read more for details. #7812EN

File a motion for attorney fees in a divorce 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 Order your spouse to pay money for you to hire a lawyer. #3248EN

How to Work with GALs and Parenting Evaluators

If you are involved in a divorce, paternity or non-parent custody case where the other parent does not agree with you, the court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) or Parenting Evaluator. Here are some tips to help you work successfully with the GAL. #3106EN

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

Child Protective Services (CPS) and Dependency Actions

Read this if you are involved with Child Protective Services, but there is no court case or if the State of Washington (through DSHS, CPS, the Prosecutor, or the Attorney General’s Office) has filed a court case to take your child from you. #3120EN

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