Wellspring Family Services is a nonprofit, multi-service agency serving low-income and vulnerable individuals, children and families in Seattle and King County. For more than 125 years, Wellspring has been a source of opportunity for children and families to win their resilience, triumph over trauma, and reach their full potential.
Over 60+ experienced attorneys specializing in family law offer their services without cost in this court-annexed settlement conference program. Begun in 1997, these attorneys have conducted thousands of settlement conferences, assisting low and low-moderate income families in resolving their cases without the financial and emotional expense of trial.
Although there are no formal limitations, this program is intended to serve those for whom it would be a financial hardship to utilize the many fine mediation and arbitration services available in our community.
For Seattle: Contact Lulu B. Miles, Volunteer Settlement Conference Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or/and SCVolunteerSettlement@kingcounty.gov or leave a message with name of parties, case number and contact number at (206) 477-1353 to schedule an appointment. The Volunteer Settlement Conference Program is first come, first serve and a one-time service opportunity. Please note that when parties agree on a date, this date is set because of limited spacing and cannot be changed.
For Kent: Call Cheryl at the Curran Law Firm, P.S., at (253) 852-2345 Monday through Friday (except 1:00pm – 2:00pm). Curran is the law firm that administers the program for the Maleng Regional Justice Center, donating its office staff and mailing costs.
The mission of the Kinship Care Solutions Project is to ensure that children who are at risk in the care of their parents have safe, stable homes through custody with caring relatives and other caregivers.
The mission of the Family Support Division of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is to promote family self-sufficiency and the well-being of children.
Seattle: (206) 296-9020
Kent: (206) 296-9595
In a typical year, the Division of Child Support (DCS) helps more than 360,000 children and collects approximately $680 million in child support.
1 (800) 442-5437
The mission of the Self Help Plus Program is to provide guidance though a sometimes overwhelming legal system. For those who need legal assistance, but cannot afford expensive retainer fees or the hourly fees attorneys often charge, this program provides a much-needed service.
Self Help Plus (SHP) helps low-income people that represent themselves in uncontested family law actions.
CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral) is a toll-free legal hotline for people with low incomes.
In King County call: 2-1-1
Outside of King County, call: 1 (888) 201-1014
The Family Law Facilitator Program at King County Superior Court provides information and referrals to family law litigants who are not represented by attorneys. Litigants may meet with a facilitator on a walk-in basis (walk-ins are first come, first served, and sign-in will end 30 minutes prior to closing or once capacity is reached) or by pre-scheduled appointment (for document review or if an interpreter is required)
Family Court Services (FCS) offers the following specific services to parents and custodians involved in family law actions:
- Adoption services
- Parenting plan mediations (when ordered or referred by the court)
- Parenting plan evaluations (when ordered or referred by the court)
- Domestic violence assessments (when ordered by the court)
- Becca program assistance related to Truancy, At-Risk Youth, and Child-in-Need-of-Services petitions
Seattle: (206) 477-1500
Kent: (206) 477-2740