Washington divorce forms:Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
Sadly, over 50% of marriages fail. To add insult to injury, divorce proceedings can take years and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. However, it is possible to file your own divorce in Washington for no more than the state divorce form filing fees. This page provides all of the forms you need to initiate your do-it-yourself divorce in Washington.
File for Petition for Dissolution of Marriage first. You then have to file a Summons to inform your spouse that you are divorcing them. Your spouse can then file a Joinder stating that he/she agrees with your Divorce petition or they can file a Response to Petition if he/she does not agree. Both parties can then file a Confidential Information Form and if they have children then they have to file an Addendum to Confidential Information form to add information concerning children in the marriage. The Acceptance of Service form is used to accept service of the Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage forms, a proposed order of child support, proposed Child Support Worksheets, a Proposed Parenting Plan, a Financial Declaration or other forms relating to the Divorce.
The Financial Declaration is always filled out by both individuals in the marriage. When there are children under 18 years of old in the marriage than an Order of Child Support can be filed but a Parenting Plan must be proposed and a final Parenting Plan must be submitted so that the children are taken care of. The Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law is a form that must be filed before the Decree. The last form filed is the Decree of Dissolution, which officially ends the marriage between you and your spouse.
In Washington, Divorces are handled by the The Judicial Branch of Washington. It is quite possible to avoid lawyers' fees by filing for your own divorce in Washington. You can download 12 of the forms you need to petition for divorce here - see the "who must file" section to determine which forms are relevant in your situation.
This is a form to file for Divorce.
This is a form for giving general information to the court with limited disclosure.
This is a form that is used in trying to establish who gets custody of the children and this form is subject to limited disclosure.
This is a form in which an individual can let their spouse know they are filing a Divorce complaint or filing for legal separation against them.
This is a form for responding to a Divorce petition and agreeing to it.
This is a form for accepting service of certain forms required in the Divorce.
This is a form for assessing facts of everything in the marriage and the Court finding appropriate solutions.
This is a form used to dissolve the marriage or legally separate officially.
This is a form used to determine child custody and who gets to pay child support.
This is a form for declaring all financial information to the Court.
This is a form used to propose a parenting plan, place a temporary one in place during Divorce or separation proceedings, or for a final order parenting plan.
This form is used to respond to if you spouse files a Divorce complaint against you.
These Washington divorce forms are sourced from the The Judicial Branch of Washington at http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/?fa=forms.contribute&formID=13. Please note that while we do our best to ensure this list of forms is complete and up-to-date, we cannot be held responsible for omissions or errors in the information we provide. If you notice a mistake on this page, please let us know and we will fix it as soon as possible.