The registration link for the 2022 Title 26 GAL Certification Training is ready:
The training will be March 18, 19, 25, and 26, 2022 and will be virtual.
KLS will also have a one-day Title 26 GAL Re-Certification sometime in April, date to be determined.
Guardian ad Litem (GAL)
Yakima County Superior Court maintains GAL registries under Title 26 (representing children in dissolutions, modifications, paternity, relocation and third party custody cases). Title 11 (alleged incapacitated persons), and minor settlements. For representation of children in the foster care system, please see our CASA under the Juvenile Court. Family Law GALs are appointed to represent the best interests of a child/children, an alleged incapacitated person, or a person in a minor settlement for specific purposes and specific periods of time, or in high conflict cases when the Court needs information from a neutral source. Under the direction of the Court, the GAL performs an investigation and prepares a report. GALs do not act as lawyers, therapists, or parties in the case, and therefore do not provide legal advice, counseling, or diagnosis.Link to page
Family Court Investigator
In Yakima County, the Family Court Program relies upon the professional services of the Family Court Investigator, Christina Eldridge, to conduct investigations in cases where there is a need for a fair and impartial examination of the dynamics and issues impacting a family, which are preventing custody and visitation issues from reaching a resolution between the parents.Link to page
The Court employs a Facilitator who may assist you with family law matters such as divorce, legal separation, support modification, custody modification, contempt, non-parental custody and paternity.Link to page
Find resources for divorce proceedings.Link to page
Court DivisionsLink to page