Seattle, WA asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Washington

Q: What documents will i need to take to the court house to start the divorce process

Hello, I am trying to file for a divorce in Washington state, I am trying to do this on my own, i was wondering what documents I would need. I have the summons, Petition for Divorce and Agreement to Join Petition (Joinder) documents that my ex signed already. I am trying to expiate the beginning process, as I work and am taking care of my children, so time is limited. What other documents should I need to bring with me when i go down to the court house to file. I believe so far that the divorce is uncontested as he already signed to join. thank you

1 Lawyer Answer
Ali Shahrestani,
Ali Shahrestani,
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • New York, NY

A: Have you researched the process at your local law library and online via the WA state court's website? Those are great places to start when representing yourself in a divorce and seeking forms and guidance. Have you considered limited scope representation as a more affordable way to hire a lawyer when you're on a tight budget? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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