Court Facilitator

Chelan County Clerk’s Office
Family Law Facilitators

Cindy Johnson and Glena Valentine
350 Orondo Avenue, Suite 501
Wenatchee, WA 98801

For appointments call (509) 667-6380

Hours:   

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

The fee is $30 for one hour prepaid appointments. Refunds are not available for missed appointments.

Walk-Ins:

Walk-Ins are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons 1:30 to 3:00

The fee is $15 for 30 minutes on a first come first serve basis and are specifically designed to answer questions and prepare Child Support Worksheets.

The Family Law Facilitators provide assistance, coordination, development and direction of services relating to family law issues for unrepresented litigants. It is recommended that one hour appointments be scheduled for new case filings.

Forms: Are available for a fee ranging from $5 to $20 per packet.

FREE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP:

Free Wednesday Workshops are offered every Wednesday from 12:15 to 12:45, topics will vary. RSVP is required. Reserve your spot by calling 509-667-6380.

Based on the sensitivity of topics that may be discussed we recommend that children not attend the Facilitator appointment.

To better serve you and to insure you are prepared for your appointment, please have your documents completed to the best of your ability.

The Family Law Court Facilitator CAN:

  • Explain the family court process
  • Provide forms for family court cases
  • Help schedule court hearings
  • Check paperwork for completeness
  • Assist in calculating child support
  • Assist both parties in the family law action
  • Refer litigants to other agencies for additional help

The Family Law Court Facilitator CANNOT:

  • Give legal advice
  • Represent you in court
  • Fill out your forms
  • Provide assistance in cases other than family law cases
  • Answer your questions by telephone

Local Court Rules Require:

Self-represented parties shall obtain pre-approval of all temporary and final orders only from the Chelan County or Douglas County Courthouse Facilitator or a private attorney.

The proposed temporary orders may include Temporary Family Law Order, Temporary Restraining Order, Temporary Parenting Plan, Temporary Residential Schedule, Temporary Order of Child Support and Child Support Worksheets, etc., if necessary.

The proposed final orders may include Order of Default, Findings and Conclusions about Marriage, Final Divorce or Legal Separation Order, Final Order and Findings for a Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule and/or Child Support, Restraining Order, Parenting Plan, Residential Schedule, Child Support Worksheets, Order of Child Support, Residential Time Summary and JIS Search Form. 

The Family Law Facilitators are not attorneys and are prohibited from practicing law.