Greater Seattle Family Law Resources & Online Information
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- King County Family Law Forms and Instructions
- Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
- Confidential Information Form
Financial Declaration (Word Document)
The following is a downloadable Financial Declaration for the Superior Court of Washington.
Family Law Orientation
The Family Law Orientation is required for parties in King County who do not have attorney representation. The seminar is given in Seattle and Kent and schedules are available online.
Family Law Facilitators Program
The Family Law Facilitators program provides information and referrals to those NOT represented by an attorney.
"How to Finish Your Divorce" Class
From 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm on the second Wednesday of every month, the King County Bar Association provides a free seminar on completing your divorce at the King County Law Library. Pre-registration is not required. Visit their website or call (206) 296-0940 for details.
- Washington Family Law Court Forms
- Legal Voice - Women's Law
Chaya provides support services for South Asian women in times of crisis, particularly relating to domestic violence.
- King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Eastside Domestic Violence Program
- Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)
- King County Protection Order Domestic Violence Advocacy Program
- Washington State Department of Child Support
Parenting Plan (Word Document)
The following is a downloadable parenting plan that can be used to formally specifiy which dates and holidays a child will spend with each parent during a year.
Family Law CASA of King County
Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) serves as the voice of children in court when their parents are involved in contested paternity, divorce, and third party custody cases.
What About the Children? King County Parenting Seminar
The "What About the Children" seminar is a mandatory seminar for all parents with pending family law cases in King County. The course goes into detail about determining a parenting plan, the family court process and procedures, parental communication, and the effects of parental conflict on the family. Sessions are available in Kent and Seattle, and the schedule is available online.
- Child Support Schedule
- Child Support Worksheets
King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
This lawyer referral service, certified by the American Bar Assocation, provides a referral to a lawyer best suited for your case and a 30 minute consultation with the lawyer you are referred to. There is a $45 referral fee. Contact the King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service online or at (206) 267-7010.
King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics
King County provides legal clinics at several locations in the area. The clinics offer free 30 minute consultations with a volunteer attorney. Call (206) 267-7070 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday through Thursday to set up a consultation.
Northwest Justice Project
The Northwest Justice Project provides legal advice and referrals assistance to low income persons with cases involving domestic violence. Visit their website or call (206) 267-7021.
- ABA Military Pro Bono Project
Eastside Legal Assistance Program
The Eastside Legal Assistance Program provides East and North King County residents with free 30 minute consultations with a volunteer attorney and education classes and workshops. Visit the website or call (425) 747-7274.
- Washington State Court Case Look Up
Free Credit Report
Federal law provides that individuals have free access to their credit reports. If you are planning for a divorce or legal separation, you should get a copy of your credit report. The report will list all of credit and loan accounts held in solely in your name, jointly with another person, and those for which you are an authorized user. The free credit report does not include your credit score or credit protection; you must pay for those services.
Internal Revenue Service
If you and your spouse do not have copies of your previously filed joint personal federal income tax returns, you can order a transcript from the I.R.S. Either spouse may independently make the request.
If you do not have a current copy of your Social Security Statement showing your earnings record and estimated benefits, you can contact Social Security. This document is needed in divorce cases.
- Snohomish County Superior Court Home Page
- King County Superior Court Home Page