Family Law Orientation - Email only

Family Law Orientation - Email only

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King County Superior Court Family Law Orientation for parties without attorneys in family law cases.

About this event


The Family Law Orientation is designed to help nonlawyers complete a case in King County Family Court. It outlines the procedures you must follow, the deadlines you must meet, and the documents you must file to complete your case. Failure to follow these directions may result in your case being dismissed or a hearing being set with a judge or commissioner to explain yourself.

The class is completed by reading the documents you will receive and following the directions to receive your certificate. Your case is completed by following the directions and filing the appropriate documents with the court or via the facilitators.

See below for additional information.


  • You will receive emailed PDF documents by 9 a.m. on the date of your class from
  • There is no online class, no Zoom event, and you do not need to sign into Eventbrite for the class.
  • The class consists of reading the case-type specific documents that tell you how to complete your case in family court you will receive via email.
  • To receive a certificate, you must send the required email within 90 days. Please do not send attachments; just an email will do.
  • Please check your junk or spam email for the documents. We often end up there!


1. Starting 4/1/20 and until further notice, all Family Law Orientation seminars are being conducted by email. You do not need to be waiting by your computer at the scheduled time, but complete the reading at time that is convenient for you.

2. The class materials will arrive in your email inbox on the day of the class. We are not able to send them earlier.

3. There is no online component of the class. You do not need to sign into Eventbrite at all after registering.

4. If you do not follow the directions in the letter, you will not receive a certificate of completion.

a. When you complete the necessary steps, we will issue your certificate. A copy will be emailed to you for your personal records. The original certificate will be filed with King County Superior Court unless your case is in another jurisdiction or you do not have a case number yet.

5. The time limit to complete the reading is 90 days, but two weeks is the suggested time frame so you don't forget to send the verification. Please read the documents in the comfort of your own home at a time that works for you. If you have not responded in 90 days, you will be marked "incomplete" and you may be asked to register for another class.

6. Materials are only available in English at this time.

7. We will send printed materials to you if you do not have a computer to read the PDF documents. Please send an email requesting this along with your mailing address to

8. If you need a fee waiver, please request information regarding that before you register.

9. Parties must register separately to each receive a certificate of completion.

If you have questions or concerns, please email them to



The cost for this class is $20.00 plus any applicable fees. The cost can be waived or reduced based on your income. Please see the FAQ section below for fee reduction guidelines. ·


Frequently Asked Questions:


What if I need a fee waiver?

Please email the class coordinators at  to obtain a code to register at a reduced or waived cost.

Fees are waived per person if your after-tax income is less than 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you receive TANF or Food Stamps, or you have a ProviderOne card or Apple Health care cards.

You must provide proof of your benefits. Acceptable proof of benefits includes current ProviderOne Services card; Proof of state health insurance; SSI or SSDI. You may take pictures of the front and back of your benefits card to show your name and send it to along with your request for a fee waiver.

Are both parties able to attend the FLO together?

Yes. Each party must register separately to receive a certificate of completion.

What if I need an Interpreter?

Translations are not available currently. The Family Law Orientation is available in English only. There is not a test, and you may ask anyone you know to help you read the materials.

Is an ID required?

ID is not required.

What's the refund policy?

You can receive a refund until 1 day prior to the class.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need a ticket.

How long is the FLO?

The live FLO is one hour; however, you may take up to 90 days to complete the reading. We suggest an outside limit of two weeks to complete the reading. After 90 days, you will be marked "incomplete" and you may be asked to register for another class.

Any Additional Question?

Please contact the Class Coordinator at: