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The following directory of resources can be a useful starting point for help for family law matters. These resources are provided as a public service, and we do not recommend any of these services.

Please note that collaborative law requires two collaborative lawyers.

If you are a pro se litigant: The King County Bar Association publishes information for persons who are not represented by lawyers, available HERE. If you have a family law case, you should review applicable chapters of the Washington State Bar Association Family Law Deskbook, which is available at all county law libraries and is one of the resources used by lawyers. You can also review information provided by the courts. You should also review the Civil Rules and the Local Rules, which are available HERE.   (For King County cases, pay special attention to King County Local Family Law Rules.)

(Please help us keep this information up to date. Report changes to info@mark-weiss.com)

 Battered Women’s Shelters
 Batterers Treatment and Counseling
 Collaborative Law
 Counseling and Community Support Groups
 Courthouse Services
 Custodial Parents Advocates
 Domestic Violence
 Father’s Advocates
 Forms
 Legal Information Available Regardless of Income
 Mediation Services
 Mother's Advocates
 Other Services
 Parenting Classes
 Resources for Low Income People Only
 Substance and Alcohol Abuse
 Victims Services
 Visitation Services


BATTERED WOMEN'S SHELTERS

Safe houses for victims of domestic violence and their children. See also Domestic Violence resources.

1.  Broadview Emergency Shelter: (206) 299-2500

Toll Free: (877) 622-3122

2. Catherine Booth House: (206) 324-4943.

3. Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN) (South King County):
            Crisis Line: (425) 656-7867
            Community Advocates: (425) 656-8423
            TDD: (206) 622-1881.

Admin Office: (425) 656-4305; Shelter: (206) 622-1881; Toll Free: (866) 286-3296.

4. New Beginnings:

24-Hour Crisis Line, Information and Referrals: (206) 522-9472

Donation Line: (206) 522-1201

Volunteer Office: (206) 926-3016

5. Eastside Domestic Violence
        Shelter Program: (425) 746-1940 (Voice/TDD)
          Crisis Line: (800) 827-8840 

6. YWCA – Shelter: (206) 461-4882.

7.  National Domestic Violence Hotline: TDD (800) 799-7233.

8.  Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 562-6025

9.  National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 787-3224

10.  Multiservice Centers of North and East King County-Kenmore: (206) 292-8037.

11.  Noel House, Seattle: (206) 441-3210.

12.  Sacred Heart Shelter, Seattle: (206) 285-7489

13.  Seattle Emergency Housing Service: (206) 461-3600

14.  Union Gospel Mission Women and Family Shelter: (206) 628-2008

15.  YWCA
             Downtown Shelter: (206) 461-4882
                East Cherry Branch: (206) 568-7845
               
South King County: (425) 255-1201

 

BATTERERS TREATMENT AND COUNSELING

1. Family Services Domestic Violence Treatment: (206) 461-8369.

2. Seattle Mental Health: (206) 836-7283; (800) 828-1449.

3. Veterans Affairs Medical Center: (206) 764-2007.

4. Douglas Bartholomew, Bellevue: (425) 635-0188.

5. Anger Control Treatment & Therapies: (206) 521-1111.

6. Zegree, Ellner, Berrysmith: (206) 525-4775.

7. Highline/West Seattle Mental Health Center: Burien Campus: (206) 241-0990; West Seattle Campus: (206) 933-7000

8. Ina Maka Family Program (for Native Americans): (206) 325-0070.

9. Odyssey Group: (206) 547-2956.

10.  Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities: (206) 323-1768.

11.  New Directions, Auburn: (253) 939-2243.

12.  Coastal Treatment Services, Bellevue: (425) 646-4406.

13.  Federal Way Youth & Family Services: (253) 835-9975.

14.  Consejo Counseling and Referral: (206) 431-4880.

15.  Crista Care, Counseling, and Program Services: (206) 935-1282.

16.  Harborview Anger Management and Domestic Violence Program: (206) 731-3425.

17.  Men Working Against Abuse: Crisis Line: (206) 461-7824. Business Line: (206) 461-7824

 

COLLABORATIVE LAW

1.    Law Office of J. Mark Weiss, P.S. We offer collaborative law services. (206) 622-6707.

2.    King County Collaborative Law: www.kingcountycollab.org

3.    International Academy of Collaborative Professionals: www.collaborativepractice.com

 

COUNSELING AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS

1. Divorce Lifeline: (206) 694-5757 or (800) 509-0515. Provides group counseling for children and teens from first grade through high school, as well as adult group counseling at several sites including Seattle, Bellevue, Federal Way and Kent. Also provides workshop series throughout the community. Services provided on a sliding scale.

2. Refugee Women's Alliance: (206) 721-0243. Provide advocacy and support for victims with 15 languages spoken.

3. Consejo Counseling and Referral Services: (206) 461-4880. 3808 South Angeline, Seattle, WA 98118 Counseling for victims; focus on Hispanic community; medical coupons; private pay, sliding scale.

4. Asian Counseling & Referral: (206) 695-7600.

5. Central Youth & Family Services: (206) 322-7676.

6. Seattle Indian Health Board: (206) 324-9360.

7. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – Greater Seattle: (206) 783-9264; Toll Free: (800) 782-9264.

8. Children and Family Services: 721-4115

9. Eastside Mental Health: (425) 827-9100

10. Lutheran Counseling Network:

Everett:  (425) 258-2955
Eastside:  (425) 455-2960
Seattle:  (206) 364-1046
Renton/Kent:  (425) 271-9711
Federal Way/Auburn/Tacoma:  (253) 839-1697

11. Redmond Counseling Service: (425) 885-1480

12. Suicide Prevention: (800) 422-2552

13. Youth Eastside Services (YES): (425) 747-4YES

14.  Jewish Family Services: (206) 461-3240, 1601 - 16th Ave., Seattle, Washington, 98122.

15.  Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Service:
                Office: (206) 726-0093 (TDD only)
                Crisis Line (24 hours):  (206) 236-3134 (TDD only)

16.  Advocates for Abused and Battered Lesbians: (206) 547-8191 (Voice/TDD).

17.  East Cherry YWCA African American Family Network: (206) 461-8480.

 

COURTHOUSE SERVICES

1. King County Law Library:

Seattle: (206) 296-0940; Room W-621. Sixth floor of the King County Superior Courthouse. Forms, videos, typewriters, and resources for legal research available. Open 8:00am to 9:00pm weekdays, and 9:00am to 6:00pm on Saturdays. They cannot give legal advice.

Kent: (206) 205-2900; Room 0300. First floor of the Kent Regional Justice Center. Open 8:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays. They cannot give legal advice.

2. Protection Order Advocacy Program: Advocacy assistance with protection orders. Help filling out forms, explaining court process, crisis intervention, providing referrals, assisting in court.

Seattle: (206) 296-9547 or (800) 325-6165. Room E-223. Second floor of King County Courthouse.

Kent: (206) 205-7406 or (800) 325-6165. Room 2E. Second floor of Kent Regional Justice Center.

3. CASA (Court Appoint Special Advocates): Act as advocates for the children. Appointed by a Judge or Family Law Commissioner, if the children are considered to be at risk, in third-party contested custody cases, or if the children are of the age of discretion.

Seattle: (206) 296-9320. Second floor of the King County Courthouse, room C-202.

Kent: (206) 205-2538. First floor of the Kent Regional Justice Center room A1200.

4. Family Law Facilitator: Provides information of how to start a family law action (except paternity and guardianship), gives information on what forms are needed and where to purchase them, gives information on court rules, procedures, case schedules, court and community resources, and reviews completed forms prior to filing.

Seattle: (206) 296-9092. Second floor of the King County Courthouse, room E-215.

Kent: (206) 205-2526. Family Law Information Center ("FLIC"). Third floor of the Kent Regional Justice Center, room 3D. Can purchase and copy forms.

5. Family Court Services: Provides a 4-hour parenting seminar for those with contested parenting plans. Fee $18.00 or $35.00 depending on income. Scholarships available. Also offers mediation of parenting plan disputes (maximum fee $275.00) and parenting plan evaluations (maximum fee $825.00) for fees on a sliding scale. Provides court-ordered (only) domestic violence assessments.

Seattle: (206) 296-9390. Second floor of the King County Courthouse, room W-280.

Kent: (206) 205-2522. First floor of the Kent Regional Justice Center, room 1D.

 

CUSTODIAL PARENTS' ADVOCATES

ACES (Association for Children for Enforcement of Support, Inc.): (800) 738-ACES.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1

See also Battered Woman's Shelters resources.

1. King County Domestic Violence Information. 

2. Information from the King County Prosecuting Attorney.

3.  Domestic Violence Protection Order. This is a basic order that victims can obtain to assist with personal safety.
        Information from King County.
        Information from Snohomish County

4.  King County Sheriff Domestic Violence Intervention Unit: (206) 296-4157.

5. Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 562-6025.

6. Domestic Violence Recorded Information Line: (206) 205-5555. General information for victims and batterers, teen violence, warning signs of domestic violence, how to help others, services available, legal rights for victims, domestic violence laws, etc.

7.  Domestic Violence Advocacy Unit - King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office:

a. Protection Order Advocacy: Provides advocacy services for protection order petitioners in Superior Court.

Seattle: (206) 296-9547. Second floor of King County Courthouse room B-223.

Kent: (206) 205-7406, Second floor of Kent Regional Justice Center room 2B.

b. District Court Advocacy Program:

Aukeen Division (206) 296-7768

Bellevue Division (206) 296-9700

Federal Way Division (206) 296-7892

Issaquah Division (206) 296-9702

Northeast Division (206) 296-8873

Renton Division (206) 296-9698

Seattle Division (206) 296-9651

Shoreline Division (206) 296-9435

Southwest/Vashon Division (206) 296-8876

8. Seattle City Attorneys Office: (206) 684-8200; (206) 684-7757

9.  National Center for Protective Parents: 1908 Riverside Drive, Trenton, NJ 08618, (609) 394-1506. Resources for nonabusive parents in the legal system. Services range from advice and information, to assigning a free attorney, consultations with the parents, submitting legal briefs on appeal, making referrals for expert witnesses, evaluations, therapy, and medical evaluations.

10. Eastside Domestic Violence Program: Crisis Line: (425) 746-1940 (24-hours); Toll Free: f(800) 827-8840

11.  Important Domestic Violence Phone Numbers from ABA Net.

12.  Domestic Violence Personalized Safety Plan. If you believe you may be a victim of domestic violence, a safety plan is essential. This safety plan from the Washington State Crisis Support Network (800-562-6025) can be printed out and personalized for you.

13.  Project DVORA, Jewish Family Services: (206) 461-3244, extension 250.

 

FATHERS' ADVOCATES

1. United Fathers: (206) 623-5050.

2. Dads Against Discrimination:  (206) 623-DADS or (800) 246-3237. PO Box 65131, Shoreline, WA 98155..

3. P.O.P.S.: Provides information only about the state of the law. Deals primarily with divorced fathers. (206) 233-9472.

4. Washington Families for Non-Custodial Rights: (206) 459-8543
2215 Weatlake Street, SE, Lacey WA 98503.

 

FORMS

1. Office of the Administrator for the Courts:  (360) 705-5328. 1206 S. Quince Street, Mailstop EZ-11, Olympia, WA 98504. All forms on Internet Web site in Word 6.0 format.

2. Getting Your Own Divorce in Washington: Book produced by Columbia Legal Services and available at bookstores or directly from Columbia Legal Services for $16.00. Call (206) 464-5933. Also sell books for Custody Modification ($12.00) and Child Support Modification ($10.00).

3. Attorney's Information Bureau: Purchase mandatory forms .

Seattle: (206) 622-0734; Room C-603. Sixth floor of the King County Superior Courthouse.

Kent: (206) 205-2930; Room 1C. Kent Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Avenue in Kent.

4. King County Law Library:

Seattle: (206) 296-0940; Room W-621. Sixth floor of the King County Superior Courthouse. Forms, videos, typewriters, and resources for legal research available. Open 8:00am to 9:00pm weekdays, and 9:00&m to 6:00pm on Saturdays. The cannot give legal advice.

Kent: (206) 205-2900. First floor of the Kent Regional Justice Center. Open 8:00am to 6:00p.m. on weekdays. They cannot give legal advice.

5. King County Clerk's Office:

Seattle: (206) 296-9300. Sixth floor of the King County Courthouse. 516 Third Avenue, Room E-609, Seattle, WA 98104. The Clerk's office cannot give legal advice. Local forms are also available.

Kent: (206) 296-9300. Second floor of the Kent Regional Justice Center, Room 2C. Can purchase forms. The Clerk's office cannot give legal advice.

6. Family Law Information Center ("FLIC"): (206) 205-2526. Third floor of Kent Regional Justice Center, Room 3D. "Self help" tool designed to provide information and materials to the public regarding court procedures surrounding family law issues. Can purchase form packets and individual forms. The materials and information found in FLIC are not a substitute for legal advice.

7. Legal Voice: (206) 682-9552. (Formerly Northwest Women’s Law Center.) Free forms/instruction packets for dissolutions and parenting plan modifications, settlement conferences, name changes, emancipations. Also sells manual with forms and instructions for filing parentage (paternity) action for $35.00.

8. Columbia Legal Services: Statewide Administration Office: (206) 464-1122; Seattle Office (206) 464-5911; (800) 542-0794; 101 Yesler, third floor, Seattle, WA 98104.

 

LEGAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE REGARDLESS OF INCOME

1. King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics: (206) 340-2593. Operated in various areas of King County. Thirty minute free consultation with an attorney. No direct representation offered.

2. Fremont Family Law Clinic: (206) 783-2948. Call Wednesdays between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. only. One hour free consultation with an attorney who specializes in family law. Priority is given to pro se litigants who are victims of domestic violence and who have complex parenting issues.

3. Lawyer Referral Service: (206) 267-7010. Referral service run by the King County Bar Association for a paid attorney. There is no fee to call the service; there is a $30.00 charge for the first hour of consultation.

4. Legal Voice : (206) 621-7691. TTY (206) 521-4317. Legal information and referral by phone. Information packets for pro se litigants. (Formerly Northwest Women’s Law Center.)

5. How to Finish Your Divorce Class: (425) 462-0838. Free seminar offered second Wednesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the King County Law Library, Room W621 on the sixth floor of the downtown Seattle Courthouse. Volunteer attorneys offer assistance and review forms.

6. Division of Child Support:

Seattle Field Office: (206) 341-7000. Assistance collecting child support, and modifying child support. Will refer Parentage (paternity) cases to Prosecuting Attorney's office.

"Self-Help Resource Center" with information about administrative child support orders and orders of child support. (206) 389-2459, (800) 526-8658.

King County Pro Se Resource Center: (206) 341-7272. Center assists individuals who want to proceed with Court action pro se (without attorney) by providing basic procedural instructions and pattern forms. Must have an open case at the Office of Support Enforcement (OSE) and wish to file a King County Court action. Instructions and forms for Child Support Modification and Contempt to enforce visitation rights in Court Orders.

7. Family Support Division - King County Prosecuting Attorney: Assistance for Parentage (paternity) actions, and child support modification (by either parent).

Seattle: (206) 296-9020. Bank of California building, 900 4th Avenue, 9th floor.

Kent: (206) 296-9595. 610 West Meeker St., Suite 203.

 

MEDIATION SERVICES

1. Law Office of J. Mark Weiss, P.S.: 

Our lawyers are also trained mediators. We offer facilitative and evaluative mediation services. Please note that we cannot consult with or represent a party and also act as mediator on a case.  To schedule mediation, please call (206) 622-6707.

2 . Family Court Services: Mediation regarding parenting plan issues as required by court rule. Sliding fee.

Seattle: (206) 296-9390.
Kent: (206) 205-2521.

3 . Dispute Resolution Center of King County: (206) 443-9603. Low income services available. Toll Free: (888) 803-4696

4 . Pacific Family Mediation Institute: (425) 451-7940.

5 . Judicial Arbitration and Mediation: (206) 622-5267.

6 . Washington Arbitration & Mediation: Seattle: (206) 467-0793; Tacoma: (253) 627-3656; Toll Free: (800) 933-6348 

7 . Seattle Arbitration & Mediation: (206) 621-9600.

8. Bartlett, Pollock & Besk, PLLC: (206) 749-0166.

9. Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish and Island Counties. (425) 339-1335 or (800) 280-4770.

10. Chris Kane, JD: (425) 450-4934.

 

MOTHER'S ADVOCATES

1. Mommyhood Moms. A website for moms.

2. Legal Voice: (206) 621-7691. (Formerly Northwest Women’s Law Center.)

3. National Organization for Women: Washington State NOW, PO Box 1853
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

 

OTHER SERVICES

1. Seattle Tenants Union: Tenants Rights Hotline: (206) 723-0500; Administrative Line: (206) 722-6848

2. Disabilities Law Clinic: (206) 633- 6637.

3. Washington Protection & Advocacy System (Disabilities): (206) 324-1521 or in Washington State: (800) 562-2702

4. King County Bar Association Debt Clinics:

Downtown Debt & Bankruptcy Clinic: 2208 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, (206) 267-7070

South Seattle Debt & Bankruptcy Clinic 4859 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118, (206) 267-7070

5. Consumer Credit Counseling: (206) 545-4300.

6. Parents Without Partners:  (206) 517-2700

7. Big Brothers and Sisters of King County

Seattle/Central Office: (206) 763-9060
Toll Free: (877) 700-2447

Pierce County Office:  (253) 396-9630
Toll Free: (877) 700-2447

 

PARENTING CLASSES

1. Apple Parenting: (253) 939-0870

2. Family Services:

Crisis Clinic 24-Hour Crisis Line: (206) 461-3222
Toll free: (866) 427-4747
TDD: (206) 461-3219

Administration Office (206) 826-3050

615 Second Avenue, #150

Seattle, WA  98104

 

 

3. Parents Anonymous: ( 206) 233-0156
            Family Help Line: (800) 932-HOPE

 

RESOURCES FOR LOW INCOME PERSONS ONLY

1. King County Bar Association Self Help Plus: (206) 267-7080. Assists pro se low- and moderate-income King County residents obtain uncontested dissolutions, child support modifications and parenting plan/custody decree modifications. Program consists of class, preparation of pleadings, assistance at the courthouse and on-going consultation with attorney manager. Program cost, including preparation of papers ranges from $35.00 to $120.00 depending on program and financial eligibility. No direct representation.

2. Eastside Legal Assistance program Self Help Program: (425) 747-7274. Do-it-yourself divorce workshops held on the Eastside once a month. Twenty dollars ($20.00) for the class and $15.00 for preparation of the paperwork. No direct representation.

3. King County Bar Association Mentor Program: (206) 6232551. DIRECT REPRESENTATION for family law cases where the children are at risk. Volunteer attorneys assigned to case. Cannot respond to emergency situations.

4. King County Office of Public Defense: (206) 296-7662. Public defender is assigned to represent pro se litigants faced with criminal contempt and dependency.

5. Northwest Justice Project. (206) 464-1519, (888) 201-1012; (206) 624-7501; (888) 201-9737 TTY. Direct representation for eligible low-income litigants.

6. Family Law Advice Volunteers. Free one-hour consultation with a volunteer attorney in King County is available to qualified individuals. You must be referred by a Judge/Court Commissioner, Legal Voice (formerly Northwest Women's Law Center), or a Family Law Facilitator.

7. American Bar Association. Link to list of pro bono programs.

 

SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

1. Alcoholics Anonymous: (425) 454-9192

Pierce County: 24 Hour Telephone Answering: (253) 474-8897; For Al-Anon/Alateen Information: (800) 726-8094

Seattle: (206) 587-2838

 

VICTIMS SERVICES

1. Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy (TDD only): (206) 726-0093. Crisis Line (TDD only) (206) 236-3134.

2. Consejo Counseling & Referral. (206) 461-4880.

3. DAWN Advocates: (425) 656-8423.

4. New Beginnings. (206) 522-9472.

5. Eastside Domestic Violence: (425) 746-1940

6. Refugee Women’s Alliance (206) 721-0243

7. Seattle Indian Health Board. (206) 324-9360 ext. 802; (800) 367-5978

8. YWCA African-American Family Network: (206) 461-4486.

9. King County Sexual Assault: (800) 825-7273

 

VISITATION SERVICES

1. Common Ground (King, Snohomish, Pierce Counties): (206) 726-9665. Will arrange parental supervised visitation.

2. Child Care Resources: Daycare referrals.

North King County: (206) 329-1011; East King County (425) 865-9350; South King County (253) 852-1908.

3. Catholic Community Services of Western Washington: (206) 328-5696 Fax (206) 328-5699. Provides supervised visitation.

4. Professional Network, Inc. (Lynnwood): Toll Free: (800) 865-2880, ext. 38.; (425) 672-8995. Private company that provides supervised visitation services.

5. ABC Supervised Visitation Services LLC (Federal Way): Jaclin Natario. (253) 815-6666. South King and Pierce Counties.

6. A-1 Visitation and Family Services (King County): Sharon Klontz. (206) 322-2092.

7. Child Advocacy Services (Snohomish County and North): Don Layton, MSW. (360) 755-5196.

8. Community Visitation Services (King, Snohomish, Pierce Counties): Jim Wolf (206) 660-3665.

9. Diverse Family Services (King County): Karin Ballantyne, MSW (206) 227-0022.

10. Elaine Babcock (King and Snohomish Counties): (425) 745-2074

11. Family Advocate Services (North King and Snohomish Counties): Lisa Kibbee and Karen Mull (425) 259-6716. Available on-site visitation in Everett facility.

12. Jung and Jung Associates (King and Snohomish Counties): Vicki Jung (425) 487-3355.

13. Professional Network, Inc. (All counties): Jennifer Kinley (425) 672-8995.

14. Supervised Visitation Network. www.svnetwork.net

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