Explore these resources for information on divorce and child custody.
- Washington Law Help: Family Law – This rich collection of self-help packets includes instructions and forms for the many types of family law cases possible under Washington State law.
- Child Support and Domestic Violence – Information on seeking child support as a domestic violence survivor.
- Battered Women’s Justice Project Resource Center – This is a collection of best practices and guidance to courts about handling child custody cases involving domestic violence.
- Know Your Rights When CPS Comes Knocking – This report helps domestic violence survivors understand what their rights are in the initial stages of a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation, and to know what Washington State’s policy is regarding domestic violence and CPS. The posters and postcards summarize these rights in both English and Spanish.
- Key points from DSHS’s Social Worker’s Practice Guide to Domestic Violence – In 2010, DSHS released the Social Worker’s Practice Guide to Domestic Violence to all Department of Children, Youth, and Families social workers. This is a summary of information in the guide and tips for how to use it in advocacy work.
- Family Violence Appellate Project: Cases You Can Use- Washington– This resource contains practice tips and useful information, and is updated regularly with new case alerts that can be used by survivors who are pro se and the advocates supporting them.