Court Facilitator


Beginning January 4, 2021, RCW 11.130 ARTICLE 2 (sections .185-.260) takes effect. If you wish to file a NEW action seeking to appoint a guardian for a minor, you MUST follow the provisions outlined in RCW 11.130.  Any current cases pending under RCW 26.10 (Non-Parental Custody actions), must be started by petition under the new statute.  For more information about this process, please click HERE.

The Court employs a Facilitator who may assist you with family law matters such as:

  • Contempt
  • Custody Modification
  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Minor Guardianship
  • Paternity
  • Support Modification

The Facilitator is not an attorney and cannot give you legal advice. However, the Facilitator can answer basic questions about forms and procedures as well as schedule court hearings.

Scheduling Appointments

You can reach the Facilitator by calling 509-574-2695 and leaving a message. Your call will be returned within 3 business days. Please leave a number where you can be reached or a message can be left. If the facilitator schedules an appointment, there is a $75 fee which must be paid in Room 323 of the Courthouse prior to the appointment.

Please note: The Facilitator does not accept walk-ins. You must schedule an appointment to be seen.

Contact Our Office

The court also employs exceptional support staff who works closely with the Facilitator. She can be reached by calling 509-574-1894. She is bilingual in the Spanish language. You can leave her a message and she will return your call within 3 working days. 


La corte tiene una interprete que podria ayudarle si require assistencia en Español. Usted se puede comunicar con ella al numero 509-574-1894. Usted puede dejar un mensaje en Español. Se le regresara la llamada dentro 3 dias loborales.

Additional Information

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Form & Book Fees

Form Fee
Divorce Book $50
Parentage (Non-married Parents) Book $50
Minor Guardianship Book (In the process of publishing TBD) $50
Parenting Plan Modification Book $50
Support Modification Book $30
Relocation Book $30
Contempt Packet $20
Individual Forms $0.50 per page

Other Fees

Service Fee
Divorce Orientation (Divorce Orientation Schedule) $25
Facilitator Appointment $75

Contact Us

  1. Family Court

    Angela Gutierrez

    Family Court Facilitator
    128 N 2nd Street, Room 213

    Yakima, WA 98901

    Email Us

    Phone: 509-574-2695

    Español: 509-574-1894


    Magally Martinez

    Family Court Assistant

    (509) 574-1894


    Hours of Operation (Closed Holidays)

    Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Closed Daily; 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM