Tools to Help You In Family Court
Explanations of Different Aspects of Family Court Cases
- Adequate Cause - This an overview of the requirements for adequate cause which are required to continue a petition for nonparental custody or modification of custody.
- Relocation - Read an overview of the requirements for relocation notice and how to object to a relocation.
- Modification of Child Support - This is an overview of how to request a modification of child support.
- Noncompliance Order and Hearings - How to respond to a noncompliance order and links to documents and other sites to answer your questions.
- Parenting Seminars - Here are details regarding the approved Impact on Children Seminar required for dissolutions, modifications of custody, non-parental custody and establishment of residential schedules filed in Pierce County.
- Uncontested Dissolutions - Find out how you can finalize your dissolution without a trial.
- Documents Required to Finalize Your Case - A list of the documents required to finalize the cases that are in Family Court.
- What You Need for a Family Law Trial - Read trial information for family law cases.
- Trial Overview - Learn about going to trial without an attorney.
Miscellaneous Resources to Help You & Your Family While you are in Family Court
- Ex Parte Policy - Pierce County's Ex Parte Policy, explaining when, where, what and how.
- Parties Contact Information for GAL - Contact Information Sheet to complete when GAL is authorized. Information will be forwarded by the Court to the appointed GAL to help the process continue in a timely manner.
- Neighborhood Legal and Family Law Clinics - This is a local listing of available clinics and is provided by Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services.
- Activity Book - Here is an activity book for children going to court.
- Reuniting Your Family: You Can Make It Happen - This is a video by Pierce County Juvenile Court.
- Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Kids During your Break Up - This is a helpful book written by Dr. Joan Kelly.
- Harmful Effects of Parental Abduction - Important Information Pamphlet provided by Washington Administrative Office of the Courts.
Tools for Co Parenting and Cooperation before, during, and after you are in Family Court
|The Our Family Wizard website offers an array of tools to help reduce conflict by providing a central, secured location to document and share important information.|
|The Talking Parents website is a free replacement for email, text, and all other electronic communications between parents.|