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Thank you for visiting the Courthouse
Facilitators' website. The Courthouse Facilitators assist pro se
litigants (persons who are not represented by attorneys) in Domestic
Relations cases in selecting and reviewing forms, and with procedural
instructions. The Facilitators are available primarily by advance
appointment, with limited walk-in visits Tuesday a.m. and Thursday a.m.
Domestic Relations cases include:
Dissolution, Legal Separation, or Invalidity of Marriage; Dissolution, Legal
Separation, or Invalidity of a Registered Domestic Partnership;
Paternity/Parentage; Establishing a Parenting Plan and/or Child Support with a
Birth Affidavit; Non-Parent Custody; Modification of Parenting Plan; and
Modification of Child Support. The Facilitators can also assist with
motions for temporary orders or contempt motions in domestic relations cases.
The Facilitators Can:
- Explain the process if a party has to go to court
- Identify and
help locate forms for domestic relations cases
- Help a party schedule court hearings
- Check paperwork before a party goes to court
- Help arrange for an interpreter for court appearance
- Refer to other agencies for extra help parties may need
- Compute child support per your income figures
The Facilitators Cannot:
- Give legal advice
- Represent a party in court
- Fill out forms for the party
- Tell the party what to say
- Provide assistance with Criminal, Adoption, Wills/Probate, Guardianship,
Landlord-Tenant/Eviction, Bankruptcy, or other Civil cases
Fee: $25.00 (cash or money order only)
Meet one-on–one with a facilitator to review paperwork,
schedule court dates, get answers to procedural questions, and/or have child
support calculated. Each appointment is 40 minutes. Appointments must be
paid for and scheduled in advance through the Kitsap County Clerk’s Office.
To schedule an appointment, call 360-337-7260, or click
HERE to request an appointment online.
Prepare for your appointment by filling out the forms you
want to review with a facilitator. The facilitator will review the documents
with you and let you know if they are filled out properly. The facilitators
cannot give you substantive legal advice, only procedural advice. The
facilitators cannot act as your attorney.
On the day of your appointment, bring
copies of any existing court documents with you and any new forms that you have
filled out. If you need a facilitator to calculate child support, also bring
proof of income for both parties with you.
If you need
assistance in finding forms, please
WALK-IN VISITS -
Fee: $25.00 (cash or money order
visitors will be seen on Tuesday mornings and Thursday mornings only.
visits are limited in length (25 minutes) and in number (a maximum of 5 walk-in
visits will be available each Tuesday and Thursday morning, depending on
visits are only sold for same-day use on a first-come, first-served basis.
The fee for
each walk-in visit is $25.00 cash or money order only.
A reduced fee is not available for walk-in visits.
The $25.00 fee must be paid in person at the Clerk’s Office, where your
walk-in time will be determined.
Walk-in visits cannot be rescheduled, and the fee will
not be refunded if you cancel or fail
to appear for your walk-in visit.
On the day of
your appointment, bring copies of any existing court documents with you and any
new forms that you have filled out. If you need a facilitator to calculate child
support, also bring proof of income for both parties with you.
If you need assistance in
finding forms, please
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