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Title 26 Family Law Guardian Ad Litem Guidebook

This extensive guide was published by the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts in 2008.   It specically addresses the use of guardian ad litems in family law matters and includes discussions of GAL investigations, report writing for GALs and the dynamics of domestic violence.

Office of Public Defense

The mission of the Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) is “to implement the constitutional and statutory guarantees of counsel and to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of indigent defense services funded by the state… .”  RCW 2.70.005.  Established by the Legislature in 1996, OPD is an independent agency of the judicial branch. OPD administers state funds appropriated for the Parents Representation Program for dependency cases, appellate indigent defense services, and criminal trial indigent defense services.

NOLO: Law for All

Nolo is a network that provides consumers and small businesses information for everyday legal and business questions. Nolo is one of the web’s largest libraries of consumer-friendly legal information.

I am being Stalked. Can the Legal System Help?

This guide, prepared by the volunteers at the Northwest Justice Project, answers a number of common questions stalking victims may have including: what is stalking?  what does a Stalking Protection order do? what is the difference between a Stalking Protection Order and a Domestic Violence Protection Order.

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.