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Superior Court Forms Directory

A Directory of Forms Commonly Used in King County Superior Court

Family Law Instructions (with links to forms)

Below are some of the instructions that are available through the Family Law Facilitators Office.  Additional instructions (and required forms) are available by contacting the Family Law Facilitators Office directly.  You also may find helpful materials by visiting this Northwest Justice Project website.

The instructions are not legal advice.  If you need to consult with an attorney, you may wish to contact the King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service to receive an attorney referral.

If you have questions about which forms you should use, or how to obtain forms, please contact the Family Law Facilitators Office, at 206-477-2553 (Seattle), or 206-477-2781 (Kent).

Dissolution (Divorce)

Instruction Title
How to Ask for a Divorce
How to Ask for a Divorce (for partners who agree)
How to Respond to a Divorce Petition

Legal Separation

Instruction Title
How to Ask for a Legal Separation
How to Ask for a Legal Separation (for partners who agree)
How to Respond to a Legal Separation Petition
How to Convert a Final Legal Separation Order to a Final Divorce Order

Invalidity

Instruction Title
How to Ask for your Marriage to be Invalidated
How to Ask for your Marriage to be Invalidated (for partners who agree)
How to Respond to an Invalidity Petition

Establish a Parenting Plan

Instruction Title
How to ask for a Parenting Plan and Child Support
How to Respond to a Petition for a Parenting Plan and Child Support

Establish Child Support

Instruction Title
How to Ask for Child Support
How to Respond to a Petition for Child Support

Change a Parenting Plan or Child Support

Instruction Title
How to Change a Final Parenting Plan
How to Change a Final Parenting Plan When Parties Agree
How to Respond to a Petition Asking to Modify a Parenting Plan / Custody Decree
How to Change Child Support
How to Respond to a Petition for Child Support Modification

Relocation

Instruction Title
How to Notify the Other Parent you want to Move with the Children
How to Object to a Notice of Intent to Move with the Children
How to Respond to the Other Parent’s Objection to Your Move with the Children

Non-Parent Custody

Instruction Title
How to Ask for Custody of a Child that is Not Yours
How to Ask for Custody of a Child that is Not Yours (when the parents agree)
How to Respond to a Non-Parent Custody Petition

Service

Instruction Title
How to Serve Your Initial Court Documents
How to Serve by Mail
How to Serve by Publication

Temporary Orders

Instruction Title
How to Ask for a Temporary Order (for people who are married)
How to Ask for a Temporary Order (for people who are not married)
How to Ask for a Temporary Order (for non-parent custody cases)
How to Respond to a Request for Temporary Orders

Other Motions

Instruction Title
How to Ask for a Contempt Order (if the other party does not obey a court order)
Family Law Motion
How to Respond to a Family Law Motion
How to Ask to Change Your Trial Date
How to Ask for an Order of Default (if the respondent has appeared)
How to Ask for an Order of Default (if the respondent has not appeared)
How to Dismiss a Family Law Case (when the parties do not agree)
How to Dismiss a Family Law Case (when the parties agree)

Guardianship

Instruction Title
How to Become a Legal Guardian (of an adult who needs special help because of a physical or mental disability)
Petition and Order for Approval of Budget, Disbursements in a Guardianship
Access of Guardian to Assets Held by Financial Institutions
Order Approving Guardian's Report and Accounting
Notice of Change of Address or Change of Circumstances; Notice of Death
Notice of Hearing and Declaration of Mailing in a Guardianship
Receipts for Funds Deposited or Transferred into Blocked Accounts
Petition and Order for Withdrawal from Blocked Account
Petition for Order Approving Guardian's Activities and Final Report
Petition for Order Closing Guardianship and Discharging Guardian