Dependency Proceedings – Mandatory Pattern Forms
Dependency Petition (DPP)
Notice and Summons/Order (Dependency/Termination of Parent-Child Relationship) (NTSM)
Motion and Declaration to Publish Notice and Summons (MTAF)
Order to Publish Notice and Summons (ORPUB)
Notice and Summons by Publication (Dependency) (SMPB)
Notice and Summons by Publication (Termination) (SMPB)
Return of Service (RTS)
Order Appointing Guardian Ad Litem (ORAPGL)
Order of Dependency (OROD)
Order of Disposition on Dependency (ORDD)
Order after Hearing: First Dependency Review /Dependency Review/Permanency Planning (FDPRHO/DPRHO/ORPP)
Interim Review Hearing Order (ORIRH)
Extended Foster Care/Dependency Review Hearing Order (DPRHO)/Permanency Planning Hearing Order (ORPP)
Findings and Order on Post-18 Extended Foster Care (Extending Dependency) (OR18FC)
Motion and Declaration for Order Dismissing Dependency (MTAF)
Order Dismissing Dependency
Notice that the Child is Legally Free (NCLF)
Declaration of Petitioner for Nonparental Custody Decree (DCLR)
Indian Child Welfare Act Notice (BIAN)
Consent to Foster Care Placement by Indian Child’s Parent or Indian Custodian (CON)
Consent by Indian Child’s Parent for Termination of Parental Rights and for Adoption
Notice of Intent to File Dependency Petition - Extended Foster Care
Order Appointing Attorney
Joinder and Request for Appointment of Counsel
Dependency Petition - Extended Foster Care
Order of Dependency - Extended Foster Care
Note: Additional documents may be required by local county superior court rules.
Important: To obtain legal advice you should hire a lawyer (for “full service” representation or for “limited” representation) or, if you cannot afford one, contact a low cost or free legal service program. For a referral to a lawyer or a legal service program, call CLEAR (888) 201-1014. If you are the victim of domestic violence, you may also obtain assistance from the Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 562-6025. Your county may also have a courthouse facilitator who cannot provide legal advice, but who can offer limited assistance in completing necessary paperwork. This list of forms is not legal advice and is provided only for reference purposes.
Prepared by the Pattern Forms Committee and the Administrative Office of the Courts, State of Washington, 2004.
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