Family Court

Honorable Jacquelyn High-Edward


  • Courtroom 303, Family Law Judge

Honorable Michael Price


  • Courtroom 204, Family Law Judge

Superior Court Commissioners


  • Family Law Center, Room 200, 509-477-5702
  • Honorable Tami M. Chavez
  • Honorable Nichole Swennumson
  • Honorable Kevin Stewart
  • Honorable Michelle Ressa
  • Honorable John Stine
  • Honorable Tony M. Rugel
  • Honorable Julia Pelc
  • Honorable Jeremy Schmidt
Bench Copies for Court Commissioners should be dropped off at the Family Law Center, Room 200 of the main Courthouse.

Family Law Responsibilities


  • Family Law / Domestic Relations Matters include:
    • Dissolution/Legal Separation/Invalidity of a Marriage
    • Modification of Custody/Parenting Plan
    • Modification of Child Support Order
    • Establishment of Parentage (Paternity)
    • Minor Guardianships
  • Ex Parte Court
  • Civil Commitment

Family Law Coordinator


The Family Law Coordinator coordinates all Court calendars, schedules and case management issues for the 8 Court Commissioners.

Family Court Facilitator


The Family Court Facilitator facilitates to empower Pro Se individuals with necessary instructions, forms, and efforts necessary to participate with the Family Court.

Children's Waiting Room


The Children's Waiting Room is a free drop-in childcare program available to residents of Spokane County attending to business on the Spokane County Courthouse campus.

Daily Court Room Assignments


View daily court room assignments