The Washington Family Law Center is a resource on divorce and family law in the State of Washington for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.
Courts and Community ResourcesLawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
Washington State Courts
Washington State Superior Courts
Washington State Law Library
Washington State Bar Association
State Statutory ResourcesIf you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the links below:
Revised Code of Washington
Washington State Constitution
Divorce LawNo-fault grounds: Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
General: Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage is the only grounds for dissolution of marriage in Washington. [Revised Code of Washington
Annotated; Title 26, Chapter 26.09.03]
Dissolution of Marriage - pamphlet provided by the Washington State Bar Association
On-Line Divorce Provided by Lawyers
General Information About Divorce - WashingtonLawHelp.org
Marriage and Living Together LawMarriage In Washington State - from Access Washington
Child SupportWashington Child Support Schedule Worksheet Calculator
Child Support - Quick Estimator
Child Support Explained
Washington Child Support Schedule
Washington Division of Child Support
Child Custody and Visitation LawJoint or sole child custody will be determined according to the best interests of the child. Every petition for dissolution of marriage in which a minor child is involved must include a proposed parenting plan. The parents may make an agreement regarding a parenting plan.
FAQ on Child Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources
Parenting Plans (court orders about child custody) - Northwest Justice Project
Property DivisionWashington is a community property state.
Rights and Liabilities - Community Property - Revised Code of Washington Chapter 26.16