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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