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Washington Divorce Petition Form

Filing this petition with the county court clerk’s office begins the divorce process in the State of Washington. Form must be accompanied by the Civil Cover Sheet when filed.Download

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WPF DR 01.0100 Mandatory (6/2008) - RCW 26.09.020 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Superior Court of Washington 
County of	
 
 
In re the Marriage of: 
 
 
 Petitioner, 
and 
 
 
 Respondent.  	
No	.   	
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage	 
(PTDSS) 
 
Para. 1.12:  check box if petition is 
attached for: 
[ ] Order for protection DV (	
PTORPRT	)  
[ ] Order for protection UH (	
PTORAH	) 	
 	
I. Basis 	
 
1.1  Identification of Petitioner 
 
Name (first/last)  	, Birth date  	 
 	
Last known residence (county and state only)  	. 	 
1.2  Identification of Respondent	 
 	
Name (first/last)  	, Birth date  	 
 	
Last known residence (county and state only)  	. 
 	
1.3  Children of the Marriage Dependent Upon Either or Both Spouses	 
 
[ ]  Does not apply.  There are no children dependent upon either or both spouses. 
 
[ ]  The husband and wife are both the legal (biological or adoptive) parents of the following 
dependent children: 
 
Name (first/last)  	
 Age  	 
Name (first/last)  	
 Age  	 
Name (first/last)  	
 Age

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Name (first/last)  	 Age  	 
Name (first/last)  	
 Age  	 
Name (first/last)  	
 Age  	 
 
[ ]  The husband is and the wife is not the legal parent of the following dependent children: 
 
Name (first/last)  	
 Age  	 
Name (first/last)  	
 Age  	 
[ ]  The wife is and the husband is not the legal parent of the following dependent children: 
 
Name (first/last)  	
 Age  	 
Name (first/last)  	
 Age  	 	
1.4  Allegation Regarding Marriage 
 
  This marriage is irretrievably broken. 
 
1.5  Date and Place of Marriage 
 
  The parties were married on (date) _________________________________________ at (city 
and state) ________________________________. 
 
1.6 Separation 
 
  [ ]  Husband and wife are not separated. 
  [ ]  Husband and wife separated on (date) ________________________________. 
    This is the date (check all that apply): 
    [ ] the parties moved into separate residences 
    [ ] the parties divided their assets and liabilities 
    [ ] petitioner filed this petition 
    [ ] both parties agreed is the date of separation 
  [ ] other: 
 
 
1.7 Jurisdiction 
 
  This court has jurisdiction over the marriage. 
 
  [ ]  This court has jurisdiction over the respondent because: 
    [ ]  the respondent is currently residing in Washington. 
  [ ]  the petitioner and respondent lived in Washington during their marriage and the 
petitioner continues to reside, or be a member of the armed forces stationed, in 
this state. 
  [ ]  the petitioner and respondent may have conceived a child while within 
Washington.

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  [ ] Other: 
 
 
 
 
 
  [ ]  This court does not have jurisdiction over the respondent. 
 
1.8 Property 
 
  There is community or separate property owned by the parties.  The court should make a fair and 
equitable division of all the property. 
 
  [ ]  The division of property should be determined by the court at a later date. 
  [ ]  The petitioner’s recommendation for the division of property is set forth below. 
 
    [ ]  The petitioner should be awarded the parties’ interest in the following property: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    [ ]  The respondent should be awarded the parties’ interest in the following property: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  [ ] Other:

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1.9  Debts and Liabilities 
 
  [ ]  The parties have no debts and liabilities. 
  [ ]  The parties have debts and liabilities.  The court should make a fair and equitable division 
of all debts and liabilities. 
  [ ]  The division of debts and liabilities should be determined by the court at a later 
date. 
  [ ]  The petitioner’s recommendation for the division of debts and liabilities is set 
forth below. 
 
      [ ]  The petitioner should be ordered to pay the following debts and liabilities 
to the following creditors: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      [ ]  The respondent should be ordered to pay the following debts and 
liabilities to the following creditors: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    [ ]  Each party should pay their debts incurred since separation. 
  [ ] Other: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.10 Maintenance 
 
  [ ]  Maintenance should not be ordered. 
  [ ]  There is a need for maintenance as follows: 
 
 
 
 
 [ ] Other:

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1.11  Continuing Restraining Order 
 
  [ ]  Does not apply. 
  [ ]  A continuing restraining order should be entered which restrains or enjoins the  
[ ] husband [ ] wife from disturbing the peace of the other party. 
  [ ]  A continuing restraining order should be entered which restrains or enjoins the  
[ ] husband [ ] wife from going onto the grounds of or entering the home, work place or 
school of the other party or the day care or school of the following children: 
   ______________________________________________________________________. 
  [ ]  A continuing restraining order should be entered which restrains or enjoins the  [ ] husband 
[ ] wife from knowingly coming within or knowingly remaining within  
(distance)  _______________  of the home, work place or school of the other party or the 
day care or school of these children: 
_____________________________________________________________________. 
  Other:  _______________________________________________________________. 
 
  [ ]  A continuing restraining order should be entered which restrains or enjoins  
(name) _________________________________ from molesting, assaulting, harassing, 
or stalking (name) ____________________________________.  (If the court orders this 
relief, the restrained person will be prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition 
under federal law for the duration of the order.  An exception exists for law enforcement 
officers and military personnel when carrying department/government-issued firearms.  
18 U.S.C. § 925(a)(1).) 
 
 [ ] Other: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.12 Protection Order 
 
[ ]  Does not apply. 
[ ]  There is a protection order between the parties filed in case number ________________, 
court _______________________, which expires on (date) _____________________. 
[ ]  The court should grant the [ ] domestic violence [ ] antiharassment petition for order for 
protection: 
  [ ] attached to this petition. 
  [ ] filed separately under [ ] this case number [ ] case number _____________________.   
 
If you need immediate protection, contact the clerk/court for RCW 26.50 Domestic Violence 
forms or RCW 10.14 Antiharassment forms. 
 
1.13 Pregnancy 
 
  [ ]  The wife is not pregnant.

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  [ ]  The wife is pregnant.  Note:  Under RCW 26.26.116, the husband is the presumed 
father.  If husband or wife believes the husband is not the father, this presumption 
may be challenged up to two years after the birth of the child or as otherwise 
provided in RCW 26.26.500 through 26.26.625. 
 
 [ ] Other:	
  
 
 	
1.14  Jurisdiction Over the Children 
 	
[ ]  Does not apply because there are no dependent children. 
 
[ ]  This court has jurisdiction over the children for the reasons set forth below: 
 
[ ]  This court has exclusive continuing jurisdiction. The court has previously made a child 
custody, parenting plan, residential schedule or visitation determination in this matter and 
retains jurisdiction under RCW 26.27.211. 
 
  [ ]  This state is the home state of the children because: 
 
  [ ]  the children lived in Washington with a parent or a person acting as a parent for at 
least six consecutive months immediately preceding the commencement of this 
proceeding. 
  [ ]  the children are less than six months old and have lived in Washington with a 
parent or a person acting as parent since birth. 
  [ ]  any absences from Washington have been only temporary. 
  [ ]  Washington was the home state of the children within six months before the 
commencement of this proceeding and the children are absent from the state but a 
parent or person acting as a parent continued to live in this state.	
 
 	
  [ ]  The children and the parents or the children and at least one parent or person acting as a 
parent have significant connection with the state other than mere physical presence; and 
substantial evidence is available in this state concerning the children’s care, protection, 
training and personal relationships, and 
 
  [ ]  the children have no home state elsewhere. 
  [ ]  the children’s home state has declined to exercise jurisdiction on the ground that 
this state is the more appropriate forum under RCW 26.27.261 or .271. 
 
  [ ]  All courts in the children's home state have declined to exercise jurisdiction on the ground 
that a court of this state is the more appropriate forum to determine the custody of the 
children under RCW 26.27.261 or .271. 
 
  [ ]  No other state has jurisdiction.  
 
  [ ]  This court has temporary emergency jurisdiction over this proceeding because the children 
are present in this state and the children have been abandoned or it is necessary in an 
emergency to protect the children because the children, or a sibling or parent of the children 
is subjected to or threatened with abuse. RCW 26.27.231.

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    [ ]  There is a previous custody determination that is entitled to be enforced under 
this chapter or a child custody proceeding has been commenced in a court of a 
state having jurisdiction under RCW 26.27.201 through 26.27.221.  The 
requirements of RCW 26.27.231(3) apply to this matter.  This state’s jurisdiction 
over the children shall last until (date) _______________________________.  
 
  [ ]  There is no previous custody determination that is entitled to be enforced under 
this chapter and a child custody proceeding has not been commenced in a court 
of a state having jurisdiction under RCW 26.27.201 through 26.27.221.  If an 
action is not filed in (potential home state) _____________________ by the time 
the child has been in Washington for six months, (date) ___________________, 
then Washington's jurisdiction will be final and continuing. 
 
 [ ] Other: 
 
 
 
1.15  Child Support and Parenting Plan for Dependent Children 
 
  [ ]  The parties have no dependent children. 
  [ ]  A parenting plan and an order of child support pursuant to the Washington State child 
support statutes should be entered for the following children who are dependent upon 
both parties: 
 
  Names of Children	
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
    The petitioner’s proposed parenting plan for the children listed above: 
 
    [ ]  is attached and is incorporated by reference as part of this Petition. 
    [ ]  will be filed and served at a later date pursuant to RCW 26.09.181. 
 
  (The following information is required only for those children who are included in the 
petitioner’s proposed parenting plan.) 
 
    During the last five years, the children have lived: 
 
    [ ]  in no place other than the state of Washington and with no person other than the 
petitioner or the respondent. 
    [ ]  in the following places with the following persons (list each place the children 
lived, including the state of Washington, the dates the children lived there and the 
names of the persons with whom the children lived. The present addresses of 
those persons must be listed in the required Confidential Information Form):

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Claims to custody or visitation: 
 
    [ ]  The petitioner does not know of any person other than the respondent who has 
physical custody of, or claims to have custody or visitation rights to, the children. 
    [ ]  The following persons have physical custody of, or claim to have custody or 
visitation rights to the children (list their names and the children concerned below 
and list their present addresses in the Confidential Information Form.  Do not list 
the responding party):  
 
 
 
 
    Involvement in any other proceeding concerning the children: 
 
    [ ]  The petitioner has not been involved in any other proceeding regarding the 
children. 
    [ ]  The petitioner has been involved in the following proceedings regarding the 
children (list the court, the case number, and the date of the judgment or order): 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Other legal proceedings concerning the children: 
 
    [ ]  The petitioner does not know of any other legal proceedings concerning the 
children. 
    [ ]  The petitioner knows of the following legal proceedings that concern the children 
(list the children concerned, the court, the case number, and the kind of  
proceeding): 
 
 
 
 
1.16 Other

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II.  Relief Requested 	
 
The petitioner Requests the court to enter a decree of dissolution and to grant the relief below. 
 
  [ ]  Provide reasonable maintenance for the [ ] husband [ ] wife. 
  [ ]  Approve the petitioner’s proposed parenting plan for the dependent children listed in 
paragraph 1.15. 
  [ ]  Determine support for the dependent children listed in paragraph 1.15 pursuant to the 
Washington State child support statutes. 
  [ ]  Approve the separation contract or prenuptial agreement. 
  [ ]  Divide the property and liabilities. 
  [ ]  Change name of wife to (first, middle, last):  ______________________________. 
  [ ]  Change name of husband to (first, middle, last):  ______________________________. 
  [ ]  Enter a domestic violence protection order. 
  [ ]  Enter an antiharassment protection order. 
  [ ]  Enter a continuing restraining order. 
  [ ]  Order payment of day care expenses for the children listed in paragraph 1.15. 
  [ ]  Award the tax exemptions for the dependent children listed in paragraph 1.15 as follows: 
 
 
 
[ ]  Order payment of attorney fees, other professional fees and costs. 
 [ ] Other: 
 
 
 
Dated:      	
        	 
       Signature of Petitioner or Lawyer/WSBA No.  
 
             
 
       Print Name 
 
I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of Washington that the foregoing is true and 
correct. 
 
Signed at (city) ________________________, (state) _________ on (date) ______________________. 
 
 	
        	 
Signature of Petitioner  Print Name 
 
 	
[ ] Joinder 
 
I, the respondent, join in the petition.  I understand that by joining in the petition, a decree or judgment 
and order may be entered in accordance with the relief requested in the petition, unless prior to the entry 
of the decree or judgment and order, a response is filed and served.  
[ ] I waive notice of entry of the decree.   
[ ] I demand notice of all further proceedings in this matter.  Further notice should be sent to the

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following address (you may list an address that is not your residential address where you agree to 
accept legal documents):  
 	
 
 
 	
Any	 time	 this address changes while this action is pending, you must notify the opposing parties in 
writing and file an updated Confidential Information Form (WPF DRPSCU 09.0200) with the court 
clerk. 	
 
Dated:      	
        	 
       Signature of Respondent 
 
             
 
       Print Name
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