Family Law Facilitators
The Family Law Facilitator Program at King County Superior Court provides information and referrals to family law litigants who are not represented by attorneys. Litigants may meet with a facilitator on a walk-in basis (walk-ins are first come, first served, and sign-in will end 30 minutes prior to closing or once capacity is reached) or by pre-scheduled appointment (for document review or if an interpreter is required). The program operates in the King County Courthouse in Seattle and the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.
King County Courthouse (Seattle)
516 Third Avenue, Room W-382
Seattle, Washington 98104
Wed & Fri: 2:15-4:00pm
(daily recess from 10:15 to 10:30)
Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent)
401 Fourth Avenue, Room 3-D
Kent, Washington 98032
Mon & Thurs: 2:15-4:00pm
(daily recess from 10:15 to 10:30)
About the Family Law Facilitator Program
- Only people who are not represented by attorneys
- Only people who know what kind of legal action they need
- Only people involved in family law actions such as:
- Divorce/Legal Separation
- Family Law Motions
- Child Support Modifications
- Establishing a Parenting Plan
- Non Parental Custody
- Temporary Orders
- Parenting Plan Modifications
- Child Support Adjustment
- Restraining Orders
- Provide information on how to start certain family law actions
- Provide information on what forms are needed and where to get them
- Provide information on court rules, procedures, and case schedules
- Review forms after you fill them out to make sure they are complete
- Provide information on other court and community resources
- Provide written instructions at no cost for many family law actions
- Provide limited referrals for legal consultation for low income unrepresented litigants
- Assist people who are represented by attorneys
- Assist people who are uncertain what kind of legal action they need
- Provide legal advice or assist in trial preparation
- Fill out your papers for you or tell you how to fill them out
- Assist people with:
- Criminal Charges
- Domestic Violence Protection Orders
- Juvenile Dependency
- Name Changes
- Traffic Citations
- Will and Probate Matters
- Divorce Roadmap. If you do not have an attorney and you are confused about how the divorce process works in King County, click here for a brief informational presentation on filing for divorce.
- Simple Dissolution (Divorce). The Simple Dissolution program is intended for agreed parties without minor children. If you have already filed your divorce case and would like assistance with preparation of final orders, you may qualify for this program. Please review the attached materials for more information.
- Non-Parental Navigation. If you do not have an attorney and you are seeking custody of a child or children of whom you are not the parent, click here for a brief informational presentation.
- Family Law Instructions. These sets of instructions can help you file and manage your own family law action.
- Family Law Legal Resources. These free or low-cost legal assistance organizations may be able to help you with your family law action.
- King County Local Rules. Local court rules provide guidance for your interactions with the court.
- Learn about the Family Law Information Center on King County TV. (Video posted on YouTube)
- Family Law Resource List
The King County Courthouse (Seattle) 3rd Avenue entrance is closed due to construction. It will remain closed through July 26. Please use the 4th Avenue entrance on the west side of 4th Avenue. Visitors can also use the King County Administration Building to enter the courthouse. Enter the Admin Building on 4th Avenue or 5th Avenue and take the elevator to "T" Tunnel.