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Legal Separation: General Info

Learn about the difference between getting a divorce and a legal separation and why people might choose a one over the other. #3253EN

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

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

You Have Been Served with Divorce Papers

What you should do if you have been served with divorce paperwork. #3242EN

Abortion Rights in Washington State

If you live in Washington State, read this to understand your legal rights around abortion under our state's laws. #5706EN

Disaster Assistance: Lost Documents

In times like this, important papers, legal and otherwise, can get lost, destroyed, or are just unreachable. Here are some suggestions for how to get replacements, or help with replacements. #9903EN

Washington’s Non-Parent Visitation Rights

Learn how and when certain non-parent relatives can file for non-parent visitation with a child. #3152EN

If Someone Sues You in Small Claims Court

Tips for trying to resolve your dispute and what to do if you need to appear in court. #9941EN

I am going to jail or prison. What about my Social Security and health care?

Do you need to let Social Security know you're going to be incarcerated? What will happen to your Medicare while you're in jail? Get the answers to these and other questions. #5190EN

Native American and Alaska Native Property Owners: Exemptions from Estate Recovery

This is about property owned by Native Americans and Alaska Natives. You can find information about exemptions for other types of property in our brochure called, "Estate Recovery for Medical Services paid for by the State." That brochure also explains which DSHS medical programs require estate recovery. #9208EN

Living Together Contracts

Read this if you are part of a Washington couple that cannot or chooses not to marry or be registered domestic partners. The law generally does not say if/how you will share your property/debts/other responsibilities. Publication #3909EN

Unmarried Couples: Washington Property Law

This gives basic information about Washington State law that applies to the division of property and debts when unmarried couples separate. #3913EN

Did my landlord illegally end my tenancy or evict me and what can I do about it?

New Washington state law expands on what a wrongful eviction is and makes clear that a court can hold a landlord liable to a tenant in such cases. #6906EN

Rent-to-Own in Washington State

This will help you understand rent-to-own (RTO) home purchase agreements and the dangers in them. #6390EN

Deployed during your parenting plan case: Your rights in Washington State

Read this if you are a parent of minor children AND serving in the armed forces AND in a court case over parenting plan issues. You should be aware of some laws passed for your benefit in 2009. #3233EN

How do I get a copy of my Washington State Acknowledgment of Parentage?

How to get a copy of a Parentage Affidavit, Parentage Acknowledgment, or Acknowledgment of Parentage (all the same thing). #3612EN

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