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Chapter 26.09 RCW


RCW Sections

26.09.003Policy -- Intent -- Findings.
26.09.006Mandatory use of approved forms.
26.09.010Civil practice to govern -- Designation of proceedings -- Decrees.
26.09.013Interpretive services -- Literacy assistance -- Guardian ad litem charges -- Telephone or interactive videoconference participation -- Residential time in cases involving domestic violence or child abuse -- Disclosure of information -- Supervised visitation and safe exchange centers.
26.09.015Mediation proceedings.
26.09.016Mediation in cases involving domestic violence or child abuse.
26.09.020Petition -- Dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or for a declaration concerning validity of marriage or domestic partnership -- Contents -- Parties -- Certificate.
26.09.030Petition for dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership -- Court proceedings, findings -- Transfer to family court -- Legal separation in lieu of dissolution.
26.09.040Petition to have marriage or domestic partnership declared invalid or judicial determination of validity -- Procedure -- Findings -- Grounds -- Legitimacy of children.
26.09.050Decrees -- Contents -- Restraining orders -- Enforcement -- Notice of termination or modification of restraining order.
26.09.060Temporary maintenance or child support -- Temporary restraining order -- Preliminary injunction -- Domestic violence or antiharassment protection order -- Notice of termination or modification of restraining order -- Support debts, notice.
26.09.070Separation contracts.
26.09.080Disposition of property and liabilities -- Factors.
26.09.090Maintenance orders for either spouse or either domestic partner -- Factors.
26.09.100Child support -- Apportionment of expense -- Periodic adjustments or modifications.
26.09.105Child support -- Medical support -- Conditions.
26.09.110Minor or dependent child -- Court appointed attorney to represent -- Payment of costs, fees, and disbursements.
26.09.120Support or maintenance payments -- To whom paid.
26.09.135Order or decree for child support -- Compliance with RCW 26.23.050.
26.09.138Mandatory assignment of public retirement benefits -- Remedies exclusive.
26.09.140Payment of costs, attorneys' fees, etc.
26.09.150Decree of dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or declaration of invalidity -- Finality -- Appeal -- Conversion of decree of legal separation to decree of dissolution -- Name of party.
26.09.160Failure to comply with decree or temporary injunction -- Obligation to make support or maintenance payments or permit contact with children not suspended -- Penalties.
26.09.165Court orders -- Required language.
26.09.170Modification of decree for maintenance or support, property disposition -- Termination of maintenance obligation and child support -- Grounds.
26.09.175Modification of order of child support.
26.09.181Procedure for determining permanent parenting plan.
26.09.182Permanent parenting plan -- Determination of relevant information.
26.09.184Permanent parenting plan.
26.09.187Criteria for establishing permanent parenting plan.
26.09.191Restrictions in temporary or permanent parenting plans.
26.09.194Proposed temporary parenting plan -- Temporary order -- Amendment -- Vacation of order.
26.09.197Issuance of temporary parenting plan -- Criteria.
26.09.210Parenting plans -- Interview with child by court -- Advice of professional personnel.
26.09.220Parenting arrangements -- Investigation and report--Appointment of guardian ad litem.
26.09.225Access to child's education and health care records.
26.09.231Residential time summary report.
26.09.240Visitation rights -- Person other than parent -- Grandparents' visitation rights.
26.09.255Remedies when a child is taken, enticed, or concealed.
26.09.260Modification of parenting plan or custody decree.
26.09.270Child custody -- Temporary custody order, temporary parenting plan, or modification of custody decree -- Affidavits required.
26.09.280Parenting plan or child support modification or enforcement -- Venue.
26.09.285Designation of custody for the purpose of other state and federal statutes.
26.09.290Final decree of dissolution nunc pro tunc.
26.09.300Restraining orders -- Notice -- Refusal to comply -- Arrest -- Penalty -- Defense -- Peace officers, immunity.
26.09.310Provision of health care to minor -- Immunity of health care provider.
26.09.315Child custody issues -- Abduction by parent -- Information.
26.09.420Grant of authority.
26.09.430Notice requirement.
26.09.440Notice -- Contents and delivery.
26.09.450Notice -- Relocation within the same school district.
26.09.460Limitation of notices.
26.09.470Failure to give notice.
26.09.480Objection to relocation or proposed revised residential schedule.
26.09.490Required provision in residential orders.
26.09.500Failure to object.
26.09.510Temporary orders.
26.09.520Basis for determination.
26.09.530Factor not to be considered.
26.09.540Objections by nonparents.
26.09.560Priority for hearing.
26.09.900Construction -- Pending divorce actions.
26.09.901Conversion of pending action to dissolution proceeding.
26.09.902RCW 26.09.900 and 26.09.901 deemed in effect on July 16, 1973.
26.09.907Construction -- Pending actions as of January 1, 1988.
26.09.909Decrees entered into prior to January 1, 1988.
26.09.910Short title -- 1987 c 460.
26.09.911Section captions -- 1987 c 460.
26.09.912Effective date -- 1987 c 460.
26.09.913Severability -- 1987 c 460.
26.09.914Severability -- 1989 c 375.
26.09.915Construction -- Chapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships -- 2009 c 521.

Child support enforcement: Chapter 26.18 RCW.

Child support registry: Chapter 26.23 RCW.

Domestic violence prevention: Chapter 26.50 RCW.

Living in marital relationship within state submits person to state jurisdiction as to proceedings under this chapter: RCW 4.28.185.

Missing children clearinghouse and hot line: Chapter 13.60 RCW.

Nonparental actions for child custody: Chapter 26.10 RCW.

Process -- Domestic relations actions: Rules of court: CR 4.1.

Uniform child custody jurisdiction and enforcement act: Chapter 26.27 RCW.