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The formal legal process to file for child support in Washington requires the court approval of several important forms.
Filing for a child support order begins with filling out the Child Support Schedule Worksheet which includes financial information of both parents and expenses of the child/children.
The information provided will be used by the courts to determine the child support order and amount to be paid by the parent(s). The option to file forms for a temporary child support order is available for both divorced or unmarried parents while the motion to adjust child support order is pending.
In Washington state, child support orders have the potential to be reviewed and modified every two years.
If you have experienced a substantial change in circumstances which impacts your ability to fulfill your child support obligation, filling out the Petition to Modify Child Support Order form can provide the courts with information to consider a modification of child support payments.
Below are links to the family law court forms used to file child support and custody orders in Washington state courts:
If you are looking for more information on modifying a child support order, read more on how to modify child support payments from our experienced Washington family law attorneys.
For professional legal assistance with filing a child support order in Washington, contact our Spokane child support lawyers.
With over 40 years of experience handling family law cases in Washington, the attorneys at Twyford Law Office can assist with your child support case and provide expert legal advice through the process.