This manual is intended to assist an individual wishing to pursue a civil action in his/her own behalf (pro se) in the United States District Court, Western District of Washington. The Manual includes forms, information about obtaining forms from the Court’s website, and some instructions on completing the forms.
The Family Law Orientation (FLO) seminar is designed for people who are not represented by an attorney It provides information on court processes, court rules, and resources that may help you with your case. According to Local Family Law Rule 20(b), all unrepresented parties to cases filed under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 26.09 — which includes divorce, legal separations, and major parenting plan modifications — must attend this orientation within 30 days of filing or receipt of service. All unrepresented parties to a case must attend the FLO.
This link leads to a PDF document written by the Northwest Justice Project which describes how tenants in Washington State can defend themselves against an eviction.
This portion of the Washington State Court’s web site contains the following forms for the emancipation of a minor
This links leads to the online application provided by the Federal District Court for Western Washington.
From the web site:
“E-Pro Se is a user-friendly Web application that helps self represented (“pro se”) people prepare court documents and forms electronically. The program gathers information through simple questions and creates documents that may be filed with the court. Users have the ability to review, edit and save the completed documents before filing.
At this time, E-Pro Se can be used to create civil complaints.”
This link leads to the portion of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s web site discussing how to appeal a Good To Go toll penalty assessed by DOT. It includes information about in-person hearings and making appeals in writing.
This link leads to the portion of the Northwest Justice Project’s YouTube channel that deals with debt and debt collection. It includes videos in English and Spanish.
The Corporations Division of the Washington Secretary of State’s Office has provided the public with a list of corporate forms to create, dissolve, and amend the articles of many types of corporations. It also includes forms for producing annual reports, maintaining the organization, and creating trademarks. All forms are in a fillable .pdf format
This web link points to the following standard forms used to file a contempt of court action for family law cases in Washington State. Additional local court forms may be required and are not included here.
- FL All Family 165 Motion for Contempt Hearing
- FL All Family 011 Sealed Financial Source Documents (Cover Sheet)
- FL All Family 135 Declaration of (Name)____________________
- FL All Family 101 Proof of Personal Service
- FL All Family 166 Order to go to Court for Contempt Hearing (Order to Show Cause)
- FL All Family 167 Contempt Hearing Order
The Washington State Child Support Schedule Calculator, offered by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) will help you create a set of Washington State Child Support Schedule Worksheets, which are required when you are a party to the entry of a child support order. The Calculator is based on the Washington State Child Support Schedule laws found in Chapter 26.19 RCW and the worksheets and instructions developed by the Administrative Office of the Courts. The Calculator can be used to estimate the amount of child support that might be ordered in your case. It is meant to be advisory only. The superior court judge, court commissioner, or administrative law judge has the final authority to determine the amount of child support ordered.