The Courthouse Facilitators assist pro se litigants (persons who are NOT represented by attorneys) with Family Law and Title 11 Guardianship cases only.
Review paperwork that a party has completed or partially completed
Fill out forms for the party
Tell the party what to say
The Facilitators DO NOT complete your forms for you. You should obtain and fill out forms BEFORE scheduling an appointment with a Facilitator. For information regarding forms
click here. The paperwork should be filled out to the best of your ability. You will have the time during the appointment to ask questions about the sections you do not understand but the facilitator will not fill out the paperwork for you.
The facilitators cannot give you substantive legal advice, only procedural advice and cannot act as your attorney.
Copies of your paperwork need to be provided to the facilitator before the appointment. You may Email your paperwork (address to be provided in appointment confirmation) or there is a "Facilitator" drop box located outside of the Clerk's Office (Room 202) for your convenience. Please send whole documents in PDF or Word format. Links or photos will NOT be accepted.
If you are looking for the soonest appointment possible,
you will need to check each facilitator's calendar separately (you will
not be able to see Becky's and Shauna's calendars at the same time).
If scheduling an in-person appointment, we ask that you:
Refunds are NOT provided for cancelled or missed appointments. If you need to reschedule your appointment, you must make your request before your original appointment is scheduled to begin. If you created an AppointmentPlus login you can reschedule your appointment using that portal. If you did not create a login you can make your rescheduling request by calling (360)337-7260 (option 2) or by e-mailing:
The following information may help you better navigate the Point&Pay website:
You may, but you do not have to register or create an account to use Point&Pay
Select “Facilitator Appointment” as the Payment Type; select the type of appointment you scheduled.
If you are meeting with a facilitator about an existing Kitsap County Superior Court case, please enter that case number when prompted to do so.
The payment amount should be entered as $40.00*.
Point & Pay will add the $2.00 convenience fee and ask you to confirm the fee later.
You will be given a confirmation number on your printable receipt which must be provided when scheduling your appointment through Appointment Plus* A reduced fee of $25.00 is available for those who receive benefits from a needs-based program such as TANF, Food Stamps or SSI. Proof of income will be requested.
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As announced in April, the Superior Court has adopted changes in remote and in-person appearances, effective July 3, 2023. The Superior Court website has been updated with further details regarding appearance requirements on specific calendars. The site includes a process and guidelines for seeking exceptions to mandatory in-person appearances. All updated information regarding these changes may be found at: https://www.kitsap.gov/sc/Pages/remoteappearance.aspx.
Forms, Kits and Instructions Find out about Kitsap County Do-It-Yourself kits for family law matters and links to Washington Pattern Forms, Kitsap County Local Court Rule forms, and State and Local Court Rules.
ORDER KITS HERE
Child Support Calculation Tool
Parenting SeminarParties involved in dissolution, legal separation and certain paternity actions who have minor children must attend a mandatory parenting seminar.
Local Court Rule KCLFLR 11:
Unless presented by an attorney, no final Decree, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Parenting Plan, Order of Child Support and Worksheets, Order of Modification or other final pleadings in Family Law cases shall be presented to the Court without written verification that all such pleadings have been reviewed as to form by an attorney, the Kitsap County Courthouse Facilitator, or Kitsap Legal Services. This requirement may be waived by the Court for good cause shown.
Local Court Rule KCLFLR 98.25:
Unless presented by an attorney, no temporary or final orders in Guardianship and Conservatorship cases shall be presented to the Court without written verification that all such pleadings have been reviewed as to form by an attorney, the Kitsap County Courthouse Facilitator, or Kitsap Legal Services. This requirement may be waived by the Court for good cause shown.
Other Resources to help you represent yourself in your family law matter