The Family Law Department of Washington County Circuit Court handles dissolutions of marriage (divorces), annulments, separations, unmarried parents custody, and other types of cases that affect support and custody of children.
The Family Law clerk’s office is located in the Justice Services building at 150 N 1st Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon, and is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for court holidays.
Family Law Assistance Program
Our services are free, but it has become necessary to charge a fee for our forms. The fee is 25 cents per page. There are three ways to get forms:
- You may pay the per page form fee and use our public computers to print divorce and unmarried parents custody packets. Packet prices currently vary from $6.75 to $11.25. You will type one screen of information (questions in English or Spanish), and the documents will be printed with all the repetitive information. You still will be required to complete some information by hand.
- You may print the instructions and blank forms from our website: www.courts.oregon.gov/washington.
- You may purchase a blank packet and fill it out by hand.
Our office is open for form purchases Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In our office, you will complete an intake form, purchase your forms and receive a brief overview of the process from one of our facilitators. In an effort to maximize our now limited resources and to eliminate long wait times for our services, we are offering group workshops for assistance in completing and reviewing forms prior to filing. In addition, you may send questions by email to email@example.com
You can register for one of our workshops when you buy your forms or by email to the address above. Be sure to include your type of case and whether you are starting a new case or filing the final documents. It is important to let us know if there are restraining or stalking orders or safety issues between you and the other party. You must complete as much of the forms as possible before the workshop. Anyone who arrives for a workshop with blank forms will be rescheduled. Please avoid bringing children who may distract you from the important decisions you are making for your family.
If you use the court's forms, you are representing yourself. It is very important to read the instructions and carefully consider how you complete your forms. You are encouraged to consult with an attorney for any legal advice.
As part of a statewide program to improve the accessibility of the courts to the public, the Family Law Assistance Program will help self-represented parties involved in family law cases such as divorce, custody, parenting time, or support. Our family law facilitators inform self-represented (pro se) litigants of court processes and available court forms, review documents, and provide information about legal services and other resources available in the community.
You should also be aware that the facilitators may also assist the opposing party. Any meetings or conversations you have with our facilitators are not confidential. They cannot give legal advice or help with legal strategy and assume no responsibility for the accuracy or legal effects of the information contained in any written or verbal instructions or forms.