Contempt of court

General information

Contempt of court is a procedure to address violations of court orders.

Washington LawHelp has general information about contempt.

Forms and instructions

Washington State's official mandatory pattern forms relating to contempt can be found on the State Court website.

Washington LawHelp has blank forms to ask for or respond to contempt along with instructions for completing and filing the paperwork.

Instructions and checklists of forms to ask for or respond to contempt can be found on the Family Court Facilitator's family law instructions page.