Category: Links

How to Obtain a Domestic Violence Protection Order

Brought to you by the Washington Courts, this website reproduces portions of the King County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Protection Orders Clerk’s and Court Administrator’s Handbook. It covers general information about domestic violence protection orders and also details the procedures for obtaining a domestic violence protection order.

Family Law Handbook-Marriage

The Legislature directed the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts to create this handbook for distribution to individuals getting a marriage license, and to those who are seeking a dissolution of marriage (divorce) or responding to a divorce action. The handbook may help you understand the rights and responsibilities spouses have to each other and any children during and after marriage.

Family Law Handbook-Domestic Partnership

The Legislature directed the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts to create this handbook for distribution to individuals seeking to terminate their domestic partnership or responding to a dissolution action. The handbook may help you understand the rights and responsibilities partners have to each other and any children during their partnership and after it is dissolved.

Domestic Violence Manual for Judges

The Domestic Violence Manual for Judges is a product of the Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission. The manual is designed to serve as a practical reference guide for judges and other court personnel; and to serve as a textbook for judicial education in the area of domestic violence. Although emphasis is given to the role and responsibilities of the judge, some portions of the manual will also be of interest to court clerks and others who have administrative responsibilities.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. They feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption. Their State Specific Resources link is particularly useful because it provides an easy way to find State legislation on specific child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption topics.