Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court

Domestic & Paternity Case Information and Forms

This page provides information and forms for the following types of Domestic Cases: Dissolutions under RCW Chapter 26.09, third party custody cases under RCW Chapter 26.10, parentage actions under RCW Chapter 26.26.

 

Click HERE to view the Family Law Handbook.

Domestic/Paternity Case Calendars

Monday:

Franklin County Domestic/Paternity Calendar

8:30 a.m to Noon (Overflow will start at 1:30 p.m.)

 

Franklin County Domestic Violence Calendar

1:30p.m.

 

Franklin County Domestic Settlement Conferences

2:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday:

Benton County Domestic Status Conferences

8:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 

Benton County Domestic Calendar

8:30 a.m to Noon

 

Benton County Paternity Calendar

10:30 a.m. to Noon

 

Benton County Domestic Contempt Calendar

1:15 p.m.

 

Benton County Domestic Over-Ten Calendar

1:30 p.m.

 

Benton County Domestic State and Pro Se Calendar

1:30 p.m.

 

Thursday:

Benton County Prosser Domestic Calendar

8:30 a.m. to Noon

 

Friday:

 

Benton County Domestic Settlement Conferences

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Benton County Domestic Violence Calendar

9:30 a.m.

Mediation, Settlement Conferences and Parenting Classes

Mediation.  By Local Rule, a domestic case cannot go to trial unless the parties have mediated the disputed issues.  Click below for a list of approved mediators.

 

Settlement Conference.  By Local Rule, a domestic case cannot go to trial unless the parties have participated in a settlement confernce with judicial officer to attempt to resolve disputed issues.  Click below for the form for the required Position Statement.

 

Parenting Seminars.  By Local Rule, the court will not enter a temporary or final parenting plan unless the parties have taken a mandatory parenting seminar.  Click HERE for a list of approved parenting seminar providers.

Approved Mediators
Mediator List 08.24.2017.doc
Microsoft Word document [51.5 KB]
Settlement Conference Position Statement
POSITION STATEMENT.doc
Microsoft Word document [117.0 KB]

Ex Parte

Important Notice

The Court has revised its process for ex parte.  Click HERE to view Judicial Resolution 17-002 and related form.

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

Importance Notice

Fall Judicial Meeting will be on Friday, September 15, 2017. There will not be any proceedings that afternoon.

 

Fall Judicial Confereence will be September 18 through 20, 2017. There will not be any trials that week.

 

Veteran's Day will be on Friday, November 10, 2017. 

 

Please refer to Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.

         DISCLAIMER

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Court’s information on the internet pages, the Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Courts cannot insure 100% accuracy.  The data and links are provided for informational purposes only and may not have been updated on the date you view it.  The Courts assume no liability for any legal consequences arising out of any information on these pages.

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