Whatcom County – Domestic (Family Law) Forms

Domestic (Family Law) Forms

Instructions & Local Court Rules

Local Forms

Motions & Hearings – Please see WCSPR 94.05

How do I obtain someone’s criminal history?

Go to the Washington State Patrol website and set up your own WATCH account.  You will need a credit card.

http://www.wsp.wa.gov/crime/chrequests.htm

Once your account is set up, you can order someone’s Washington criminal history.  You will need to know their first/last name, gender and DOB.  You can also enter their middle name/initial and possibly the last 4 digits of their social security if you have them.

Kathleen J. Marshall, PLLC
119 N. Commercial St., Ste. 310
Bellingham, WA  98225-4447
Telephone:        (360) 676-0355
Toll Free Fax:    (888) 880-8310
Email:               Kathy@KJMarshallLaw.com

How much child support I should be receiving?

DSHS has a handy tool for estimating the amount of child support which should be paid. However, it only provides an estimate and not a firm number. There are a several factors which come into play in arriving at an actual amount.

You’ll need to know four things to use the estimator.

Once you have this information just follow this link to use it.

Posted May 11, 2016 by
Kathleen J. Marshall, PLLC
119 N. Commercial St., Ste. 310
Bellingham, WA  98225-4447
Telephone:        (360) 676-0355
Toll Free Fax:    (888) 880-8310
Email:               Kathy@KJMarshallLaw.com

What kind of protection order do I need?

There are four basic types of protection orders available. They are:

  • Protection Orders
  • No Contact Orders
  • Restraining Orders, and;
  • Anti-Harassment Orders

There is a great description of them in a pdf located here. It describes exactly what each type of order does, how it is obtained, what happens if it is violated, and much more.

Submitted April 12, 2016 by
Kathleen J. Marshall, PLLC
119 N. Commercial St., Ste. 310
Bellingham, WA  98225-4447
Telephone:        (360) 676-0355
Toll Free Fax:    (888) 880-8310
Email:               Kathy@KJMarshallLaw.com