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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

Mobile home owners: If you fall behind on your property taxes, you might be able to get help

Mobile/manufactured home owners: if you fall behind on your property taxes, a new state law can help you catch up and avoid losing your home. #6506EN

My Landlord Just Gave me a 20-Day Notice

If you rent the place where you live and you got a 20-Day Notice from your landlord, learn what that is and what you should do about it. #6355EN

Can I change the date my rent is due?

You can now ask your landlord to change the date your rent is due. Learn why you might want to do this, and how to do it. #6343EN

What can I buy and still be eligible for SSI and/or Medicaid?

To qualify for SSI or Medicaid, you can only have a certain amount of money or property (“resources”). Read this to learn how you can buy certain things to get to an amount where you qualify. #5107EN

Will money from a lawsuit affect my SSI and/or Medicaid?

SSI and Medicaid have a limit on how much money you can have in cash on hand or in a bank account. Read this to find out more about your options if you get SSI and/or Medicaid and then you win money in a lawsuit. #7502EN

My landlord illegally ended my tenancy or evicted me

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

Tenants' Rights: Moving Out

If you are a tenant thinking about moving out of your rental, know your rights and responsibilities. #6371EN

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

TANF for working families

Find out how how working affects your family’s eligibility for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and other public benefits. #7137EN

Are You Owed Wages? How the Law and L & I Can Help You Get Wages Your Employer Owes You

State law gives the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) authority to collect wages owed to workers. L&I used to have the power to investigate and ask for wages, but it could not make employers pay wages. Now L&I can decide what wages are due and collect those wages for the worker. The law also gives L&I power to assess civil penalties against employers who have willfully failed to pay wages. #2922EN

Your rights as a tenant in Washington State

Explains residential tenants and landlords' rights and responsibilities in Washington. #6300EN

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

Rent-to-Own in Washington State

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

How do I sue in Small Claims Court?

In Small Claims Court, you can sue for up to $10,000. This is meant to be a quick, cheap way to resolve a dispute you could not otherwise settle. It is not complicated. Lawyers generally cannot take part. There are no juries, motions or objections. There is only a small charge for filing a lawsuit. You can get a trial date much sooner than in other courts. Most trials last about 20 minutes. #9940EN

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