If you decide to file for divorce in King County, Washington, your experience will depend entirely on the type of marriage dissolution you are going to have and the way you choose to approach it.The simplest option would be filing for uncontested divorce, and using an online service to do it.

Options for Filing in King County, Washington



Contested Divorce

$12,000-$30,000 for each spouse.

Hard to predict. Usually around 1 year.

Online Divorce

Under $1,000

The shortest one that divorce laws in Washington allow.

Uncontested Divorce

Around $5,000

A few months on average.

Free forms

When choosing which King County divorce papers to file, it is important to consider every aspect of your case. Having children or different types of assets and debts will significantly change the set of documents you will be required to submit. You will find some of the common divorce forms required to file in King County, Washington, below.

***Note that these forms are an example of the documents that you will be required to fill out. In general, the court will oblige you to file more than 15 divorce forms depending on the complexity of your case.***

Couples who cannot reach an agreement on financial, property, and child-related aspects of their divorce will have to file for contested marriage dissolution. The only way they can end their marriage is by hiring lawyers and paying them huge sums for advocating on their behalf.

Those who are in agreement, can file for uncontested divorce in King County, Washington, either with or without a lawyer. Those who do not want to hire an attorney can save both time and money by getting online divorce in Washington.

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Divorce Courts in King County, Washington

King County Superior Court

Judge Name:

Susan J. Craighead Beth M. Andrus Monica Benton Elizabeth J. Berns Bill Bowman Timothy Bradshaw Regina Cahan Cheryl Carey John Chun Samuel S. Chung William Downing Theresa B. Doyle Richard D. Eadie Helen L. Halpert Janet M. Helson Hollis Hill Laura C. Inveen Ronald Kessler Dean S. Lum Douglass A. North Sean Patrick O'Donnell Suzanne Parisien Jeffrey M. Ramsdell Judith H Ramseyer Jean A. Rietschel Mary E. Roberts Palmer Robinson James E. Rogers Carol A. Schapira Ken Schubert Catherine D. Shaffer Lori Kay Smith Mariane C. Spearman Julie A. Spector

Clerk Name:

Barbara Miner

Court Address:

516 3rd Ave, Rm C-203, Seattle, Washington 98104





Clerk Hours:


Helpful tips

If some of the information seems unclear, it might be necessary to contact the King County court clerk. You might want to consider asking about:

  • Any additional forms that might be required specifically by this court.
  • Filing fees and other court-related expenses that you might have to cover.
  • Recent changes or updates that have not yet been reflected on their website.

While court clerks cannot provide legal advice, they can be very helpful when it comes to factual questions about court procedures and processes.

King County Notaries

Comparing fees, locations, and availability of notaries in King County, Washington, as well as how well they answered your questions will help you make an informed decision and choose the most suitable notary for your situation. Here is the list of county notaries in the area:

Rose Ragan

West Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-249-7240 · Cell: 310-343-0609

Desiree York

Bellevue, WA
Phone: 831-402-6286 · Cell: 831-402-6286

Diana Bendickson

Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-604-5794 · Cell: 206-604-5794

Terry McGrath

Kirkland, WA
Phone: 425-260-5410 · Cell: 425-260-5410

Jennifer Glover

Seattle, WA
Phone: 850-266-1501

Five Star Mobile Notary

Renton, WA
Phone: 253-653-3132 · Cell: 253-653-3132

Katherine Garland

Mercer Island, WA
Phone: 206-755-4589

Patricia A Walsh

Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-850-1357 · Cell: 206-850-1357

RoxAnne Kruger

Kent, WA
Phone: 206-853-8381

Ron Esdaille

Renton, WA
Phone: 425-390-5192 · Cell: 425-390-5192

Terry Wynia

Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-306-4955 · Cell: 206-306-4955

Tina Abadoni

Renton, WA
Phone: 215-758-1594

Andrei Kreptul

Shoreline, WA
Phone: 206-353-1263 · Cell: 206-353-1263

David Krause

Lynnwood, WA
Phone: 206-290-5784 · Cell: 206-290-5784

A+ Mobile E-Notary

Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-795-8007 · Cell: 206-795-8007

Francine Nelson

Kirkland, WA
Phone: 425-359-9999

Lisa Smith

Covington, WA
Phone: 253-709-8113 · Cell: 253-709-8113

Helpful tips

  • Before settling on a specific notary in King County, consider contacting them to inquire about the price of their services and ask if any additional documents are needed
  • Fill out all the necessary fields in the forms beforehand. You will not be able to change or add new information to the papers after they are notarized.
  • Sign the documents in front of a notary public. As notaries have legal liability to confirm the validity of your signature, you can put it down on the form only in their presence.
  • Bring an ID or a driver’s license for verification purposes. Make sure that the form of identification you are carrying has your signature on it so thata notary can compare it with the one you are going to put on the paperwork.

Child Support Services

Please note that this section will only be useful for spouses filing for divorce with children in Washington.

Feel free to use the link provided on the page to review information regarding Washington child support guidelines and payments. You are also welcome to use the contact information of the child support division if you have any specific inquiries. Before making a call, please note that you will find answers to the most common questions on their website, no matter if you are the one who will be receiving or paying child support in King County.

County name: Thurston County

Phone: 800-442-5437

Address: 712 Pear St SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Website: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/division-child-support