Frequently asked questions

What Happens When an E-File is Rejected.

There are two sides to an E-File of a protection order. One is the side of the petitioner and the other being the clerks at the courts. Each party has important steps to follow to ensure the accuracy of the application. The first step starts with the petitioner once they have filled out all portions…
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How the Petitioner or Protected Party is Populated depending on who is filing (including filing on behalf of someone else)

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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