Frequently asked questions

How the Petitioner or Protected Party is Populated.

This article helps explain how a petitioner or the protected party is populated. This should help explain who is the petitioner vs the victim. Situations There are some specific situations that seem to be permitted based on the wording of the petition for individual protection order types.  However, we were not sure how Snohomish County…
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Statement Builder

The statement builder will help ensure the accuracy of the petition. The single questionnaire is dedicated to the statement so there are no other questions. The screen is divided into two panels: – The user/client will enter the information on the left side of the screen. – As the user enters the appropriate information, they or…
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Automated checks done by LegalAtoms to ensure quality DVPO Email-filings

Legal Atoms allows E-filing of applications for Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO). To ensure applications are complete, LegalAtoms has worked with our partners to determine what is the minimal set of information that must be provided by the clients to ensure their applications are actionable by the court staff. These are in purple font below…
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How does Legal Atoms populate questions that don’t apply to me?

Legal Atoms follows the official Washington state guidelines. These guidelines require questions which are not relevant to your situation to be marked explicity as “Not Applicable”; or be left blank if there is no option to mark as “Not Applicable.”‘  
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Which Washington state forms are generated as part of my divorce application?

Legal Atoms follows the official Washington state guidelines. These guidelines require questions which are not relevant to your situation to be marked explicity as “Not Applicable”; or be left blank if there is no option to mark as “Not Applicable.”‘Legal Atoms generates the complete set of all government forms required. Depending on your situation these would be…
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Which counties are covered?

Legal Atoms supports filing for divorce for the entire Washington state. The final set of of documents you download meet the requirements of King County Superior Court, as described here: How to Ask for a Divorce For spouses/registered domestic partners who do not agree How to Ask for a Divorce For spouses/registered domestic partners who…
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