File a Family Law Action
All family law actions are filed in Room E609 at the Seattle Courthouse and Room 2C at the Maleng Regional Justice Center.
Some actions require a filing fee which is paid to the Clerk at the time the action is filed. Payment can be made by cash, money order or personal check if it is drawn on a Washington State Bank. If you are unable to afford the filing fee, you may request an Order to Proceed In Forma Pauperis, which may let you file without paying the filing fee.
Retain or consult with an attorney to determine what type of family law action you should file. If you are representing yourself and know what type of action you would like to file, visit the family law facilitator to obtain instructions and information on what forms you need, court processes and procedures.