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Washington State Family Law Resources

Print and online sources for attorneys and people without attorneys


Family law issues—adoption, child custody and support, community property, divorce, etc.—are governed by state law. This guide identifies many of the useful print and online sources for conducting research on Washington State family law.

See also the related Gallagher guide on Family Law Research & Practice Guide, which includes sources with a broader scope (that is, the sources are not Washington State-specific) that may be useful to Washington law researchers.

Note: Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw are available to individual users with passwords and IDs. For more information, see the Gallagher guide on Access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance & Westlaw.

Guide Authors

This guide was originally created by Ann Hemens. Updated by Cheryl Nyberg (2012-date).