Civil Division C

Civil Division C - Commissioner Court (Room 407)



Subject Matter


This division hears applications for:
    • Contested show cause proceedings involving Family Law Matters
    • Initial Determination of Adequate Cause on petitions to modify/ change parenting plans and non-parent custody petitions
    • Petitions for Non Parent (3rd Party) Custody
    • Petitions to Modify Child Support/Parenting Plans
    • Uncontested/Default Dissolutions for Self-Represented Parties
    • Child Support Adjustments/Modifications filed by the State of Washington
    • Paternity actions
    • Contempt Motions filed by the State of Washington
    • NO Discovery Matters

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.