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 Alejandra Villasenor 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.
For information about a GAL's experience and qualifications, click on the name below.
Click HERE to apply for the Title 26 GAL Registry.
August 23, 2021
Superior Court Statement On Appearances In Court In Light of Governor's Order to Mask
The Superior Court is withdrawing this prior general presumption of personal appearance at hearings to address concerns regarding the Delta variant of Covid-19. The Court’s order can be found HERE. In light of the Governor’s Order that all individuals who enter buildings wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, it is appropriate for individuals who can appear remotely to do so if they wish. The Courtrooms remain open to the public with capacity limits and the requirement of masking for all. In some criminal matters it is necessary to require the presence the Defendant or Respondent.. Those who wish the opportunity to appear remotely via WebEx must ensure that their connection is sufficient to be heard and/or seen, and that their appearance and behavior during a hearing is appropriate for the Courtroom.
Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
En respuesta a la nueva pandemia de coronavirus (o COVID-19), nuestros servicios estaran limitados
Click HERE for the latest information concerning the Court's response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Effective September 1, 2021 - 2021 Superior Court
Local Court Rules
Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.
The Courts will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 6, 2021.
Please refer to the Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.
Click HERE for information and attestation form.
Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
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