County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, 5th Floor, Room 507
Bellingham, WA 98225
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday (appointment only)
What does the facilitator do?
For divorce, child custody and child support matters,
the Family Law Court Facilitator is available to
assist parties without an attorney process their own
paperwork, understand procedures and schedule court hearings.
The Facilitator maintains a library of forms for matters
dealing with separation, divorce, child custody and child
support, and temporary orders, as well as information about
other legal and community resources.
What can´t the facilitator do?
The Facilitator is not an attorney, may not give legal
advice and may not accompany you to court. Parties are urged
to consult with an attorney. The Facilitator may not
complete forms for you or tell you which forms may be
appropriate for you, but will be able to show you information
with which you may make those decisions for yourself.
Domestic Violence and Anti-Harassmement
County Courthouse, Rm. 304, Assigned Counsel Office
Office Hours 8:30 - 4:30 (closed for lunch from Noon - 1:00 pm)
No-contact orders are available, for no fee, through the Prosecuting
Attorney's office for victims of some crimes. If you are the victim
of domestic violence or unlawful harassment, the staff of this office
is able to assist you petition the court for protection (filing fee
of $41 may be required for anti-harassment petitions). The Crisis Center is also able to help you with these