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Commonly Asked Questions

How do I obtain copies of the documents in my court file?

Copies of court documents may be obtained by mail or in person. Please contact our office at 509-725-1454 or 509-725-1401 to request copies.  Payment can be made by cash, cashier’s check, law firm check, money order, or debit/credit card.  Please make your payment payable to: Lincoln County Clerk.

Do you accept personal checks?

Our office does not accept personal checks.  Forms of payment we do accept are: cash, money order, cashier’s check, and attorney law firm checks. For copies we also accept debit/credit cards.

 

Will the court notify me when my divorce is final?

No.  Our office does not notify you when your case is complete.  If you provide copies and a self-addressed stamped envelope, those will be returned to you once your case is complete.  You can call or email our office to check the status of your case at any time. 

Do you accept emailed or faxed documents?

No. Unfortunately, we do not accept any electronic documents.  We require documents with original ink signatures.

 

What is the filing fee for divorce?

Dissolution filing fee is $314.

How much is the ex-parte fee?

The ex-parte fee is $30.

 

What is your mailing address? 

If you are using the post office our mailing address is: Lincoln County Clerk, PO BOX 68, Davenport WA 99122.  If you are using FEDEX or UPS please mail to our physical address: Lincoln County Clerk, 450 Logan St., Davenport WA 99122.

 

How do I make a payment on my
Legal Financial Obligation?

If you would like to pay with your credit/debit card please call our office to set up an online payment.  You can also mail your payment or bring it to our office.

 

What is the cost of copies? 

Certified copies of court documents are $5 for the first page and $1 each additional page per document.  Plain copies of court documents are $.50 per page.  Please call our office to order copies.

 

Can I appear by phone for my court hearing?

If you are requesting to appear telephonically for a court hearing you will need to get preapproval from the court administrator at 509-725-3081.

Do you have divorce forms available?

We do have a limited amount of domestic forms available to purchase.  If you would like to purchase a divorce, modification, contempt, or relocation packet please call our office. Packets range from $21 to $51, please call our office to determine the correct packet needed and cost.