STEP 4 - When you go to the clerk's office to file the Acceptance of Service, you will be allowed to make a court hearing date. You will have to make the date at least 90 days from the date you filed all the divorce forms in Step 2.
STEP 5 - You can now schedule a court hearing date over the phone with the clerk. You will be given a date and you will need to notify your spouse of the time and day.
Be sure to complete the following forms:
- Order of Child Support (*if you have children)
- Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
- Decree of Dissolution of Marriage
STEP 6 - Go to your court hearing bringing all the filed and completed documents. If the Judge sees fit that you have completed all the necessary steps then your Decree will be signed. File the Decree with the clerk and the divorce process is complete in the State of Washington.
*NAME CHANGE - If you are seeking to change your name after divorce in Washington go here.