​Title 26 (Domestic  Relations)

Guardians ad Litem

RCW 26.12.175 is the Washington law that governs appointment of guardians ad litem in domestic relations proceedings.  RCW 26.12.175(1)(a) provides that, "The court may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of a minor or dependent child when the court believes the appointment of a guardian ad litem is necessary to protect the best interests of the child in any proceedings under this chapter."  The role of the guardian ad litem is to investigate and report factual information to the court concerning parenting arrangements of the child and to represent the child's best interests.  

All guardians ad litem appointed under this title must comply with training requirements set out by Washington law.  Kitsap County Superior Court complies with applicable laws for maintaining a registry of qualified guardians ad litem including annual review of qualifications.  A notebook of all approved guardians ad litem, their qualifications and background information is maintained in the Kitsap County Superior Court Office located in Room 210 of the Kitsap County Courthouse.  

If a guardian ad litem is needed in domestic relations proceedings, a "strike-list" of three names from the rotation of guardians ad litem is provided.  It is the responsibility of the parties seeking appointment of the guardian ad litem to review the qualifications and background of each of the three proposed guardians ad litem.  Each party may, within 3 judicial days, strike one name from the list.  If more than one name remains on the list, the court shall make the appointment from the names on the list.  In the event all three names are stricken the person whose name appears next on the registry shall be appointed.  All orders must be initialed by an appropriate Superior Court staff member prior to presentation to a judge.

To comply with HIPPA requirements, all requests for GAL fees paid under KCLGALR 5 must include an Order re Guardian ad Litem Fees that may be downloaded in Word or Adobe PDF format.

 
Current Registry Guardians ad Litem.  To view profiles, click on the name (requires Adobe Reader)
 

 

Karan Bergstrom
(Private Pay Only)
PO Box 68
Port orchard WA 98366
karan_bergstrom@yahoo.com
360-633-5696
Tamara L. Brandon

2325 Colchester Drive SE #842
Manchester WA 98353
tamarabrandon@gmail.com
360-256-5711
Boni Cherelle
2916 NW Bucklin Hill Rd #475
Silverdale WA 98383
bcherelle@yahoo.com
360-930-4145
​Lauren M. Cole
​13586 NW Dragofly Drive
Seabeck WA  98380
360-286-6901
​Gina M. Duncan
​25631 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Ste 2
Tacoma WA  98409
253-267-7052
Anastacia Fedina
(Private Pay Only)
PO Box 4821
Federal Way WA 98063
akfedina.gal@gmail.com
253-298-2379
Lynn K. Fleischbein
(Private Pay Only)
3212 NW Byron Street Ste 106
Silverdale WA 98383
lkf@lmflaw.com
360-692-4000
​Jaye Greene
(Private Pay Only)
​PO Box 452
Seabeck WA  98380
jaye.greene@outlook.com
360-620-9689
John Groseclose
1155 Bethel Ave
Port Orchard WA 98366
john@gsjoneslaw.com
360-876-9221
Mary Heino
(Contact Prior to Appointment)
(Private Pay Only)
PO Box 1964
Silverdale WA 98383
mary.heino@gmail.com
360-649-8953
​Constance Hosannah
​7403 Lakewood Drive W, Suite 5
Lakewood WA 98499
paralegal@dshlg.com
253-476-5977
Desiree Hosannah​
​7403 Lakewood Drive W, Suite 5
Lakewood WA 98499
desiree@dshlg.com
253-476-5977
​Vernon O. Hosannah
(Private Pay Only)
​7403 Lakewood Drive W, Suite 5
Lakewood WA 98499
vernon@dshlg.com
253-476-5977
Dr. J. Scott Menard

​PO Box 5266
Bremerton WA 98312
drscottmenard@gmail.com
360-509-2709
Deshunda Mitchell

PO Box 731384
Puyallup WA 98373
deshundamitchell63@gmail.com
253-318-6559
​Steven L. Olsen
1050 NE Hostmark Street Ste 200
Poulsbo WA  98370
steve@olsenmcfadden.com
206-780-0240
​Deirdre Prince
​PO Box 1263
Silverdale WA 98383
deirdre.m.prince@gmail.com
360-509-3136
​Somer Radvanyi
(Private Pay Only)
​7500 Old Military Road NE, Ste 103
Bremerton WA 98311
Somerradvanyi@gmail.com
206-413-8763
Michelle Lee Ryder
​2103 Harrison Ave NW
Ste #2/PMB#344
Olympia WA  98502
mleeryder@gmail.com
360-584-7846
​Felicia Schumacher

​1009 Dwight Street
Port Orchard WA  98366
felicia.lacrosslaw@gmail.com
360-876-1879
​Elizabeth K. Selleck
​PO Box 4520
Rolling Bay WA  98061
ekselleck@gmail.com
206-261-6367
Julia Smith
​PMB #152
2916 NW Bucklin Hill Rd
Silverdale WA  9383
julia.smith.gal@gmail.com
360-233-6385
Kerry Stevens
​PO Box 4545
South Colby WA  98384
SLO@wavecable.com
360-269-2947

Nancy Tarbell
(Private Pay Only)

PO Box 840
Manchester WA 98353
nancy@tarbelllaw.com
360-871-2794
​Martha Wakenshaw
​600 Winslow Way East, Ste. 135
Bainbridge Island WA  98110
mwknshw@aol.com
425-478-8515
​Amanda A. Williamson
​409 Pacific Ave Ste 301
Bremerton WA  98337
360-627-8026
Trisha A. Wyant
PO Box 286
Port Orchard WA  98366
trishw.gal.casa@gmail.com
253-234-7940