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

Title 26 Guardians ad Litem

Appointment of Guardians ad Litem

Below you will find the link for the current Title 26 (Family Law) GAL Registry.  Please note that GALs must be listed on this registry in order to be appointed to cases in Benton and Franklin Counties.

 

Any Title 26 GAL from this list can be appointed to a case if all parties agree on the GAL.  If parties cannot agree on a GAL, please submit a written request for a strike packet to Angelina Stevenson in Court Administration. 

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the GAL Registry Manager at 509-736-3071.

 

For a current list of Title 26 Family Law Guardians ad Litem click BELOW.

Title 26 GAL Registry - 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [108.9 KB]

For information about a GAL's experience and qualifications, click on the name below.

Carey, Janet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [77.8 KB]
Carrier, Tawney.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [266.1 KB]
Crider, Amy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [155.0 KB]
Dahlhauser, Allyson.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [169.5 KB]
Driver, Tami.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [156.4 KB]
Hayles-Davenport, Kari.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [210.4 KB]
Hollenbeck, Tracy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [81.7 KB]
Klym, Arthur.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [101.2 KB]
Koehmstedt, Karen.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [183.1 KB]
Little, Jeff.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [200.3 KB]
Sierra-Kelly, Katherine.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [186.4 KB]
Silva, Branden.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [234.5 KB]
Smith, Nita.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [155.0 KB]
Taylor, Amanda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [895.2 KB]
Vaughn, Laura.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [183.7 KB]

Apply to Become a Guardian ad Litem

Click HERE to apply for the Title 26 GAL Registry.

The statutory authority for the appointment of a guardian ad litem is RCW 26.12.175.  Information obtained by a GAL cannot be released without a court order, under RCW 26.12.180.

Guardian ad Litem Forms

Type-In Order Appoint GAL.FCI 2.9.2016.d[...]
Microsoft Word document [102.5 KB]
Write-In Order Appoint GAL.FCI.2.9.2016.[...]
Microsoft Word document [84.0 KB]
Write-In Order Appoint GAL.FCI.2.9.2016.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [34.7 KB]
DECLARATION RE FINAL PP TYPE IN 9.3.14.d[...]
Microsoft Word document [38.5 KB]
DECLARATION RE FINAL PP WRITE IN 9.3.14.[...]
Microsoft Word document [37.5 KB]
GAL INTAKE FORM.doc
Microsoft Word document [130.5 KB]
GAL Release of Information.doc
Microsoft Word document [28.5 KB]

Standardized required GAL Report Forms

Sealed Confidential GAL Report.doc
Microsoft Word document [61.0 KB]
Title 26 GAL Report Public Document Summ[...]
Microsoft Word document [20.8 KB]
County paid PRELIM GAL REPORT.doc
Microsoft Word document [70.0 KB]
County paid FINAL GAL REPORT.doc
Microsoft Word document [70.0 KB]

Other County Paid GAL Forms

Information Request by County Paid GAL
INFORMATION REQUEST FORM COUNTY PD GAL.d[...]
Microsoft Word document [22.0 KB]
Motion for Order Approving Payment at Public Expense
Include all supporting documentation along with a copy of the Order Appointing and any subsequent orders approving additional fees should that apply.
Motion for Order Approving Payment of GA[...]
Microsoft Word document [36.0 KB]
Order Approving Payment at Public Expense
Order Approving Payment of GAL Fees at P[...]
Microsoft Word document [38.0 KB]

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

Importance Notice

The Court will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, February 20, 2017.

 

Judicial Spring Conference will be Monday, April 24 through Wednesday April 26, 2017.  No trials will be scheduled the entire week.

 

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

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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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