If you don’t have an attorney or are new to the court and are trying to learn what to do, please review the information below.
File a caseIf you want to file a family law case and you don't have an attorney, the following court programs may be helpful to you:
Get Help with Child SupportIf you need assistance with a child support action, the following programs may be helpful to you:
Learn about the Family Law ProcessThese written resources may help you understand the divorce process in Washington State.
Other ResourcesFinally, if you are looking for legal assistance for a family law matter, the LIST OF RESOURCES below may be helpful to you. Northwest Justice Project CLEAR Hotline Low income parties may receive legal advice and referrals by phone. For more information:(888) 201-1014 (9:15am – 12:15pm) (888) 387-7111 - Persons 60 years old and over regardless of incomehttps://nwjustice.org/clear-hotline Thurston County Volunteer Legal ServicesTCVLS helps you resolve your own civil legal issue by giving you legal advice at one of their clinics. You leave the clinic with a list of next steps. Sometimes, they have attorneys who are willing to represent you in court. Usually this is for evictions in Thurston County, but occasionally for other types of civil legal issues.tp://tcvls.org/ Washington Law Help Website with hundreds of free legal education materials, including self-help packets, available for viewing and downloading at: www.washingtonlawhelp.org
WSBA Moderate Means Program
The Moderate Means Program is a partnership between the Washington State Bar Association and Washington’s three law schools, connecting people within 200–400% of the Federal Poverty Level to lawyers who offer legal help at reduced fees. For more information: (855) 741-6930 http://www.moderatemeanswa.com
Parents for Parents
Domestic Violence Resources
Community Resources (Green Sheet)
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If you are facing eviction, the Housing Justice Project, sponsored by the Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services, may be able to assist you. This program serves low-income landlords and tenants in Thurston County.
(888) 201-1014 (9:15 am – 12:15 pm) (888) 387-7111 - Persons 60 years old and over regardless of incomehttps://nwjustice.org/clear-hotline
The following organizations provide free or reduced-cost legal assistance or may be able to assist you in finding answers to questions about your legal matter.
It is possible for attorneys to offer limited legal representation (unbundled legal services). This means that self-represented parties can hire an attorney for limited assistance in their case, such as temporary orders, support or parenting plan modification, settlement conferences, trials, etc. For more information click here.
Thurston County District Court
Olympia Municipal Court
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Other Washington Courts
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Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Office of Public Defense
Thurston County Pretrial Services
Inmate Lookup (Adult Detention)
Attorney General's Office
Administrative Office for the Courts
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