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Parent Seminar: “What about the Children?”


Parent seminar: 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


How to Register:


Please visit https://kcscparentseminar.eventbrite.comYou will receive immediate confirmation when you register online!


In person or by mail:

You can register in person at the Family Law Information Center (see address below) or email to obtain a paper registration form. Please note that if you register by mail or in person you may need to wait up to two weeks to get a confirmation.


The Parent Seminar Fee:

The Parent Seminar fee is $40 per person plus additional processing fees. There may be an additional $35 fee if registration is submitted past the case schedule deadline. For information on a reduction or waiver of this fee, please check the Fee Reduction Guidelines. If you qualify for a fee waiver, please contact to obtain a promo code for online registrations. If you need additional fee information, please call (206) 477-2745.


Additional Information:

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.

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.

For additional questions, please contact the seminar coordinator at:

For people attending the Kent FLO:

King County Superior Court - FLO
401 Fourth Avenue North, Room 3D
Kent, WA 98032

For people attending the Seattle FLO:

King County Superior Court - FLO
516 Third Avenue, Room W-382
Seattle, WA 98104

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.