Mandatory Arbitration & Family Law Mediation


Washington was a frontier state in the enactment of legislation in 1979 requiring mandatory arbitration (MAR) of a civil action having an amount in controversy of no more than $15,000 upon demand of either party under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 7.06. Since 1979, the MAR limit has been increased several times but, for the past several years, the MAR maximum has remained at $50,000. On March 13, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law revised RCW 7.06, increasing the MAR maximum to $100,000 and raising the fee for requesting a trial de novo from $250 to $450 effective September 1, 2018
For questions regarding arbitration, please call Court Administration at 360-249-5311 ext 2

Mailing Address:
Court Administrator
Grays Harbor County Superior Court
102 W. Broadway Ave, Room 305
Montesano, WA 98563

Family Law Mediation

Mediation Order (PDF)

Mediation Statement (PDF)

Mediation Report (PDF)

Request for Trial Setting (PDF)
Family Law Mediator List

Family Law Mediator Application (DOC)