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Court Facilitators

 

What you can do to start:
 
  What Facilitators can do:     How to contact Facilitators:
  • Court Facilitators help people without attorneys in Superior Court family law cases (Divorce, Modification of Child Support, Modification of Parenting Plan/Residential Schedule, Paternity, Relocation of Children Act and Emancipation to name a few).
 

Court Facilitators
311 Grand Avenue
5th Floor, Room 507
Bellingham, Washington 98225
(360) 738-2459

  • Help identify which mandatory family law forms are needed
  • Review forms you've prepared for completeness
  • Help schedule court hearings
  • Explain court procedures
  • Make referrals to other agencies
 

 

Effective 8/13/12:

Court Facilitators are available by appointment only.

For additional information, please call (360) 738-2459.

 

     
  What is required by the Court:     Fees for Facilitator services: (Effective 8/13/12)
  • New causes of action:  Upon the filing of new causes of action, if a Facilitator has not checked the papers, the filing party will be required to sign a Filing Disclaimer.
  • Papers must be checked before final hearings:  Before final papers may be scheduled for a hearing before a Judge, the Facilitator and a Court Commissioner must check them for completeness.
 
  • Scheduled appointment: $20.00
  • Cash only, payable to County Clerk, 3rd Floor, prior to scheduling appointment
  • No fee waivers/reductions available
  • Free services may be available elsewhere
  • $20 fee includes first appointment and final, follow-up appointment
     

Court Facilitators cannot give legal advice

or provide legal representation.