Facilitator Information

Courthouse Facilitators

 

The Facilitators CAN:The Facilitators CANNOT:
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Review paperwork that a party has completed or partially completed

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Fill out forms for the party

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Tell the party what to say

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untitled.pngExplain the steps (procedures) a party must complete to respond to court pleadings or notice of a court hearing filed by the other partyX.pngAssist people who are represented by an attorney
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Appointments

Meet one-on–one with a facilitator to review paperwork, schedule court dates, get answers to procedural questions, and/or have child support calculated.  Each appointment is 40 minutes. Appointments must be paid for and scheduled in advance through the Kitsap County Clerk's Office.  To schedule an appointment, call 360-337-7260, or click link(s) below to request an appointment online:

 

Request an Appointment with a Courthouse Facilitator Online!

CLICK HERE for pre-payment information

CLICK HERE for the online form to request an appointment

Appointments must be prepaid.  The fee is $25.00 (cash, money order, or debit/credit card*)

*an additional $2.00 convenience fee is charged for debit and credit card transactions  via Point & Pay 

 

Prepare for your appointment by filling out the forms you want to review with a facilitator. The facilitator will review the documents with you and let you know if they are filled out properly. The facilitators cannot give you substantive legal advice, only procedural advice. The facilitators cannot act as your attorney.

 

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Walk-In Visits

Fee:  $25.00 (cash, money order, or debit/credit card*)

*an additional $2.00 convenience fee is charged for debit and credit card transactions  

 

  • Walk-in visitors will be seen on Tuesday mornings and Thursday mornings only. 
  • Walk-in visits are limited in length (25 minutes) and in number (a maximum of 3 walk-in visits will be available each Tuesday and Thursday morning, depending on Facilitator availability).
  • Walk-in visits are only sold for same-day use on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

The $25.00 fee must be paid either in person at the Clerk's Office or by pre-paying online and bringing your printed receipt to the Clerk's Office on the day you wish to be seen as a walk-in visitor.    All walk-in visits are only sold/scheduled for same-day use at the Clerk's Office on a first-come, first-served basis; walk-in visits cannot be reserved in advance or rescheduled.   Walk-in visitors are typically seen at 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 9:30 a.m., but those times are subject to change or last-minute cancellation depending on Facilitator availability.  The fee will not be refunded if you cancel or fail to appear for your walk-in visit.

On the day of your walk-in visit, bring copies of any existing court documents with you and any new forms that you have filled out. If you need a facilitator to calculate child support, also bring proof of income for both parties with you.

If you need assistance in finding forms, please click here. 

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 Courthouse Facilitators

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Connie Mayer

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Tricia Croston

 

Forms, Kits and Instructions
Find out about Kitsap County Do-It-Yourself kits for family law matters and links to Washington Pattern Forms, Kitsap County Local Court Rule forms, and State and Local Court Rules.

Child Support Calculation Tool

Parenting Seminar
Parties involved in dissolution, legal separation and certain paternity actions who have minor children must attend a mandatory parenting seminar.

 Local Court Rule KCLFLR 11:

Unless presented by an attorney, no final Decree, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Parenting Plan, Order of Child Support and Worksheets, Order of Modification or other final pleadings in Family Law cases shall be presented to the Court without written verification that all such pleadings have been reviewed as to form by an attorney, the Kitsap County Courthouse Facilitator, or Kitsap Legal Services. This requirement may be waived by the Court for good cause shown.

Additional Resources
Find additional resources for assistance with your family law matter.