Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court requires mandatory guardian training for nonprofessional (family & volunteer) guardians. This rule applies to all guardianship cases including those originating under RCW Chapter 11.88 and RCW Chapter 11.92. The training is mandatory for all nonprofessional guardians prior to their appointment as guardian. Certified Professional Guardians are not required to attend this training as long as the guardian is in good standing with the Certified Professional Guardian Board.
To provide nonprofessional guardians with information on their legal responsibilities, paperwork and reports that are required in serving as a guardian.
Under limited circumstances training can be waived or deferred. Click on the links to obtain forms for a motion and order waiving or extending the time to obtain training.
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.
Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.
Click HERE for information and attestation form.
Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
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.
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.
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