Courthouse Facilitator

Douglas County Courthouse Facilitator Program

The Douglas County Courthouse Facilitator assists self-represented parties with their family law cases in Douglas County Superior Court. A person is self-represented if he or she is not represented by an attorney. The Facilitator can provide information about court procedures and assist you with legal forms.

The Facilitator is not a lawyer and cannot give you legal advice. You are encouraged to consult with a lawyer about your legal rights and responsibilities and what is best for you in your situation. When you meet with the Facilitator, you will be asked to sign a disclaimer informing you of these limitations on the program's services.


Appointments for the Court Facilitator are made by calling the Douglas County Clerk of Superior Court's Office. Appointments are available:

  • Every Wednesday and Thursday at the Douglas County Courthouse in Waterville (3rd floor, Financial Collections Office) at 10am and 1pm. 
  • 2nd and 4th Fridays at Douglas County District Court, 100 19th Street NW in East Wenatchee at 1pm and 2pm.
  • 1st and 3rd Fridays at the Douglas County Courthouse in Waterville (3rd floor, Financial Collections Office) at 10am. 

Other appointment times may be available by pre-arrangement. All appointments must be paid for prior to scheduling.

Facilitator Fee

A Facilitator fee of $30 must be paid prior to your appointment. You can pay with cash, check or money order. Credit/debit cards are accepted at the Clerk's counter or by telephone/online services through our Payment Portal; visit the Payment by Credit Card page to learn more about convenience fees, etc. associated with online payments. Personal checks are not accepted.

The Facilitator fee is non-refundable. A one-hour block of time will be held for you at your scheduled time. If you are late to your appointment, you will have whatever time is remaining of that hour to work with the Facilitator. If you miss your appointment you will need to pay to schedule another, unless arrangements are made prior. 

A reduced Facilitator fee may be accepted. Please ask the Facilitator if you qualify.