Ask for help as soon as possible. Setting an appointment at a free legal clinic or processing paperwork for a free/low attorney can take some time.
Help is Available at the Courthouse
There are people at the court to help you, called Family Law Facilitators. They can’t give you legal advice like a lawyer, but they can help you with questions about which forms to fill out, how to process those forms and what is due next for your case.
Click here for: Family Law Facilitators
Try your best to talk with a lawyer. There are free lawyers available to answer questions at legal clinics and you might qualify for a free lawyer to take your case.
Click here for: CLEAR hotline (1-888-201-1014 M-F 9:15am – 12:15pm) | King County Bar Association Free Legal Help
If you don’t qualify for a free lawyer, there is a program called the Moderate Means Program that can connect you to a lawyer willing to represent you at a reduced price.
Click here for: Moderate Means Program
Why Won’t CASA Just Tell Me What To Do?
Only a lawyer who is working with you can give you legal advice. Family Law CASA cannot give you advice about your rights, about what legal steps you should take or what you should do for the court. Family Law CASA cannot interpret court orders for you or tell you what to if you or the other party does not follow the court orders. This is why it is so important for you to try your best to talk with a lawyer of your own.