Civil Division C

Civil Division C - Commissioner Court (Room 407)



Subject Matter


This division hears applications for:
  • Contested Show Cause hearing involving Family Law Matters
  • Paternity actions
  • Petitions to modify Parenting Plans, Child Support
  • Petitions for Non Parental (Third Party) Custody
  • Child Support Adjustments / Modifications filed by the State of Washington
  • Contempt Motion filed by the State of Washington
  • No Discovery Motions

Schedule - Docketing


Matters conducted in Civil Division C shall be heard and docketed as follows:
  • Initial determination of adequate cause on petitions to modify parenting plans and non-parental custody petitions
  • Show cause orders and contested show cause proceedings

Schedule - Docketing


Matters conducted in Civil Division C shall be heard and docketed as follows:
Type of Hearing Days Held Starting At Scheduled / Docketed By
Contempt / Support Enforcement Wednesday and Friday 1:30 p.m.
State of Washington / Moving party files Note for Commissioner's Calendar*
Paternity Monday, Thursday 1:30 p.m.
State of Washington / Moving party files Note for Commissioner's Calendar*
Uncontested / Default Dissolutions for Self Represented Parties Every Friday 9:00 a.m.
Self Represented Party, Room 110
Show Cause Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m.
Moving party files Note for Commissioner's Calendar*
*The moving party shall docket these matters by e-filing a Note for Commissioner's Calendar simultaneously with a motion and/or notice of hearing and any supporting pleadings, unless it is a re-note of a motion or notice of hearing previously filed, in which event only the Note for Commissioner's calendar shall be e-filed. All motions shall be heard on the basis of filed pleadings.