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Family Court

Family Court Department of the King County Superior Court

Family Court Services

What we provide

Family Court Services (FCS) provides Adoption Packets with instructions, Court ordered (or referred) Parenting Plan Mediations and Evaluations, as well as Domestic Violence and Risk Assessments, and Becca Program information, which includes Truancy, At Risk Youth (ARY), and Child in Need of Services (CHINS).

Note: Before contacting FCS, please read about the services we provide.  Most non-FCS information and services will be found through the Clerk’s office, the Family Law Information Center (FLIC) or through other links provided in the Forms and Additional Information segment in the tan box at the end of this page.

About FCS

Family Court Services is a program of King County Superior Court. The program is staffed by social workers who have specialized training and experience in family law matters. These social workers assist the court by collecting and providing relevant information regarding the family that will promote an outcome which benefits the children and the family as a whole. Family Court Services also assists the court in identifying risk issues that require consideration so that steps can be taken to ensure the safety of the children. In addition, the services provided by Family Court Services help parents understand how separation, divorce, and ongoing parental conflict impact their minor children, and works to protect the interests of these children.

Our Services

Family Court Services offers a few specific services to parents and custodians involved in family law actions. For more information about each of these services, please visit the individual service webpages listed below:

Note: We do not provide legal advice or assistance in completing forms, and we cannot provide case information outside the services listed above. Community resources are listed in the tan box at the end of this page.

Family Court Services (FCS) Locations and Contact Information:

King County Courthouse (Seattle)

516 Third Avenue, Suite W-280

Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: (206) 477-1500

Fax: (206) 296-9420

TTY: (206) 205-5048


Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent)

401 Fourth Avenue North, Room 1D

Kent, WA 98032

Phone: (206) 477-2740

Fax: (206) 205-2525

TTY: (206) 205-2655



Note: Please include your FCS case number, your full name, and your contact phone number in any correspondence. 


Looking for Forms and Additional Information?

The Clerk’s Homepage has information on several court resources

You also may call 206-296-9300 or e-mail:

The Family Law Information Center (FLIC)

Family Law Actions

Find out how to file a family law action

Need Legal Assistance?