dissolution kit

Washington State
Legal Separation Kit with Instructions
With or Without Dependent Children

The courts change their forms frequently. This kit contains the most current forms and up-to-date instructions!

Revised: 10/2017
Edition: 13th

By Paralegal Amy Wishart, Do It Yourself Documents

  • Do It Yourself Legal Separation Kit - With or Without Children
  • Forms & Instructions
  • Downloadable
  • Washington State
  • By Do It Yourself Documents
  • List Price: $47.95
  • Our Price: $39.95

With the purchase of this kit you may upgrade to the full service for the difference of price if you find yourself overwhelmed.

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Paralegal Service. To use our Independent Paralegal Service to have a paralegal complete all the documents necessary for a Legal Separation select one of the following:

Divorce versus Legal Separation; what is the difference? In a divorce your marriage is dissolved, property and debts are divided, child residency and support is established and things like alimony/maintenance and restraining orders are ruled on. In a legal separation the court does the same thing except your marriage is not dissolved. Your finances are completely separated and one of you pays child support for any dependent children of the marriage. A legal separation protects your property from any debts your spouse may incur after the separation without actually getting a divorce from your spouse, which may be against your religion.

As soon as your paperwork is filed with the court the decree of legal separation can be signed by the court, so long as both parties are in agreement (uncontested).

With this kit one party will need to file the documents and appear in court regardless if both parties are in agreement. To avoid a court appearance and complete your legal separation through the mail you will need to file your legal separation in Lincoln County or Wahkiakum County. To file in Lincoln County or Wahkiakum County use the following kit: Lincoln & Wahkiakum Counties.

Your legal separation lasts until one of you converts it to a divorce, the petitioner dismisses it or one of you dies. The legal separation cannot be converted to a divorce until 6 months have passed since the date of the signing of the decree of legal separation.

If you purchase this kit and find yourself overwhelmed by the process you may upgrade to our full service and we will credit you the cost of this kit towards the service fee. 

  • Instructions
  • Addendum to Confidential Information Form (AD)
  • Summons (SM)
  • Confidential Information Form (INFO)
  • Return of Service (ACSR)
  • Petition for Legal Separation (Marriage)(PTLGSP)
  • Motion and Declaration for Service of Summons by Publication (DCLR)
  • Acceptance of Service (ACSR)
  • Summons by Publication (SMPB)
  • Joinder (JN)
  • Order of Service of Summons by Publication (If Required by Local Practice) (ORPUB)
  • Motion and Declaration To Serve by Mail (MTAF)
  • Order Allowing Service By Mail (ORRSR)
  • Summons By Mail
  • Motion and Declaration for Default
  • Order of Default
  • Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (FNFCL)
  • Decree
  • Parenting Plan **
  • Financial Declaration
  • Washington State Child Support Schedule-Instructions **
  • Washington State Child Support Schedule Worksheets **
  • Order of Child Support **
  • Sealed Financial Source Documents (Cover Sheet)
  • Note for Dissolution Calendar
  • Residential Time Summary Report **
  • Motion to Convert
  • Order to Convert
  • Notice of Hearing
  • Return of Service (ACSR)

**Used only with dependent children.

This kit maybe used for residents of the following Washington State Counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, Yakima

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