I want to change (modify) my Child Support court order
Questions and answers about the laws that apply to changing a Washington State Child Support court order. #3814EN
Respond to a Petition to Modify a Child Support Court Order
Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Do not use this if you are served with a petition to modify an administrative child support order. If you are served with a petition asking a Washington Court to modify a support order from another state, talk to a lawyer before using this packet. Packet #3228EN
File a Petition to Modify a Child Support Court Order
Use this to change a final child support order you got, for example, when you finalized your divorce or parentage case. Before using this packet, ask your county's Family Law Facilitator or Court Clerk if they have their own packet. If so, use theirs instead. #3224EN
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
Do you owe child support?
General information about how child support is set and your obligation to pay child support. #3810EN
File a Motion to Adjust a Child Support Order
Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. You may only file this motion in limited cases. Read the instructions carefully. Make sure this is the right packet for you. Packet #3221EN.
How Can I Collect Child Support?
Learn how the Division of Child Support (DCS), whose services are free, can help you set and collect child support. There is a locator service to help find parents who owe support. #3812EN
COVID-19 and child support in Washington State
If you're having trouble paying child support because you lost your job due to the pandemic, read this. #3283EN
Getting Child Support after High School
Find out when and how to change your child support order to include post-secondary educational support making one or both parents responsible to pay for the child's educational expenses beyond high school. #3818EN
Finalize a Modification of a Child Support Court Order
Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. You can use this packet whether you filed or responded to the petition. Packet #3229EN.
Respond to a Motion to Adjust a Child Support Court Order
Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. This will help you file your response to the motion, ask the court for what you want, and prepare for your hearing. Packet #3223EN
I have been served with papers to change my child support. What should I do?
Read this for help figuring out what to do next if you just received papers proposing to change your child support. #3813EN
What if an incarcerated parent has no income or assets to pay child support?
Incarcerated parents -- and people owed child support from incarcerated parents -- may now request a temporary reduction in their child support payments. This fact sheet explains who is eligible and how to make that request. #3830EN
Changing a Parenting Plan or Child Custody Order
Learn more about when and how you can change the final court order awarding custody and visitation of your children. This order might be a Custody Decree or Order, Residential Schedule, or Parenting Plan. #3104EN
Enforcing your Final Divorce Order: Money and Property Issues
How to enforce (make sure everyone follows) the final divorce order and collect the money or property your ex-spouse must pay or give you. #3234EN
Prioritizing Debt: Which Bills do I Pay First?
General information about which bills you should pay first when you are having trouble paying all of your debts. #0110EN