indigence Category Archives

The Washington Supreme Court recently issued a decision that will provide greater access to Washington’s courts to the indigent of this state.  In Jafar v. Webb, (read the decision at Justia here), Ms. Jafar filed an action in Superior Court to obtain a parenting plan involving her young son.  Because Ms. Jafar was indigent—after her monthly expenses of $380, she had only $5 remaining from the monthly public assistance she received—she sought a waiver of the $250 ...