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'What About the Children?’ is a seminar for parents with children who are affected by separation, divorce, or on-going parental conflicts. The seminar topics include:

  • How to develop a parenting plan that best meets the children's needs
  • Information about family court process and procedures
  • Effects of parental conflict on the family, especially the children
  • What hurts and what helps children during family transitions
  • Communicating better with the other parent

Pursuant to Local Family Law Rule 13(c), this seminar is required of parents with pending family law cases and is also available to all parents who want to learn how to minimize the impacts of divorce, separation, and parental conflict on their children.

For the upcoming seminar dates, please check the Parent Seminar Schedule. All available dates/times listed are tentative until you receive confirmation.

Registration and Fee Information

Pre-Registration is required at least 3 weeks in advance. You will receive confirmation of the seminar date, time, and location via mail or email. Walk-ins are not allowed.

Please complete the Seminar Registration Form and review the fee information below.

Parent Seminar Fee:

The Parent Seminar fee is $40 per person. For information on a reduction or waiver of this fee, please check the Fee Reduction Guidelines. Should you need additional fee information, please call (206) 477-2745 for the Kent location or (206) 477-1464 for the Seattle location.

Applicable to cases filed after January 1, 2011 in King County only:Pursuant to LFLR 13(c)(2), attendance of the mandatory seminar is required within sixty (60) days of service of a petition. If you do not attend before your case schedule deadline, you will be charged a $35 noncompliance fee, pursuant to King County Ordinance 16984.

Payments by check or money order can be made payable to King County Superior Court - Parent Seminar, or if paying by credit card fill in the information on the registration form, and send the completed Seminar Registration Form to one of the following addresses:

For people attending the Kent Parent Seminar:

King County Superior Court - Parent Seminar
401 Fourth Avenue North, Room 3D
Kent, WA 98032
The Kent seminar coordinator can be reached at (206) 477-2745.

For people attending the Seattle Parent Seminar:

King County Superior Court - Parent Seminar
516 Third Avenue, Room W-382
Seattle, WA 98104
The Seattle seminar coordinator can be reached at (206) 477-1464.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have previously attended the "What about the Children?" parent seminar, additional attendance is encouraged but not required. To obtain a copy of your certificate of completion, please contact the Clerk's Office at 206-296-9300.