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.
Franklin County Domestic/Paternity Calendar
8:30 a.m to Noon (Overflow will start at 1:30 p.m.)
Franklin County Domestic Violence Calendar
Franklin County Domestic Settlement Conferences
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
Benton County Domestic Over-Ten Calendar
Benton County Domestic State and Pro Se Calendar
Benton County Prosser Domestic Calendar
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Benton County Domestic Settlement Conferences
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Benton County Domestic Violence Calendar
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.
The process for ex parte has changed in both counties on a permanent basis. Click HERE for a description of the process.
Further, the Court requires that litigants submitting orders ex parte must attest to whether or not a notice of disqualification has been filed. Click HERE to view Judicial Resolution 17-002 and related form.
RCW 7.06.040 was amended changing eligibility requirements for arbitrators under the mandatory arbitration process. Click HERE for information and attestation form.
Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
There will be no Court proceedings on the afternoon of Septmeber 14, 2018 due to a judicial meeting. The Courts will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, November 12, 2018.
Please refer to Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.
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