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


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

2:30 p.m.



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.



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

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 03.18.2019.doc
Microsoft Word document [52.0 KB]
Settlement Conference Position Statement
Microsoft Word document [118.5 KB]

Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Click HERE for the latest information concerning the Court's response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Civil Presiding Judge

Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court no longer appoints a Civil Presiding Judge.  Please refer to the Daily Schedule for the judge assigned to the individual Civil Dockets.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

Click HERE for information and attestation form.

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336



Local Rules Update

Anyone with suggestions for amendments to our Local Rules may submmit them to Tiffany Deaton at the above address or via email by clicking HERE.

Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for  Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020.


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


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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