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1116 W. Broadway Ave
3rd Floor Annex
Spokane, WA 99260
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FAQ's Family Court 

Question Mark Graphic for Frequently Asked QuestionsWho do I call to request to appear by telephone for a Family Law/Paternity motion hearing?

Contact the Family Law Coordinator online to schedule a telephone appearance for a Family Law/Paternity motion hearing or call 509-477-5702, ext. 0.

Do I have to call in a Family Law/Paternity Motion?

You do not have to call in a Family Law/Paternity Motion if the total declaration pages are 20 pages or less. You must however, call in any child support modifications to 509-477-2484.  Note: For Monday hearings you must call in by noon the Wednesday before and for Wednesday hearings you must call in on the Friday before.

What if I am low income and cannot afford the filing fee?

You can ask the Court to sign a waiver of the filing fee. You can obtain this form from the Spokane County Clerk’s Office in Room 300 of the Spokane County Courthouse.

What is the difference between the Courthouse Facilitator and the Family Law Coordinator?
The Courthouse Facilitator is a non-attorney who provides information to individuals who represent themselves in Superior Court family law/domestic relations matters.  The Family Law Coordinator is responsible for the management of all related family law calendars and events scheduled with the Court Commissioners.

Do I need an appointment to speak with a Facilitator?

The Court House Facilitator does see people on a walk-in basis as well as scheduled appointments.    Court House Facilitator User Fee and Schedule

What are the Facilitator hours?

The Court House Facilitator's hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 4:10 p.m, except for Tuesday mornings. 

How can I contact the Facilitator if I live outside the State of Washington?
The Court House Facilitator is available for in-person assistance only, no telephone calls or emails.

How do I attend the Sharing the Children Seminar?

There is a list of providers that you need to contact directly to arrange a time to attend the mandatory seminar.