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Chapter 26.09 RCW


Mandatory use of approved forms.
Civil practice to governDesignation of proceedingsDecrees.
Interpretive servicesLiteracy assistanceGuardian ad litem chargesTelephone or interactive videoconference participationResidential time in cases involving domestic violence or child abuseDisclosure of informationSupervised visitation and safe exchange centers.
Mediation proceedings.
Mediation in cases involving domestic violence or child abuse.
PetitionDissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or for a declaration concerning validity of marriage or domestic partnershipContentsPartiesCertificate.
Petition for dissolution of marriage or domestic partnershipCourt proceedings, findingsTransfer to family courtLegal separation in lieu of dissolution.
Petition to have marriage or domestic partnership declared invalid or judicial determination of validityProcedureFindingsGroundsLegitimacy of children.
DecreesContentsRestraining ordersEnforcementNotice of termination or modification of restraining order.
Temporary maintenance or child supportTemporary restraining orderPreliminary injunctionDomestic violence or antiharassment protection orderNotice of termination or modification of restraining orderSupport debts, notice.
Separation contracts.
Disposition of property and liabilitiesFactors.
Maintenance orders for either spouse or either domestic partnerFactors.
Child supportApportionment of expensePeriodic adjustments or modifications.
Child supportMedical supportConditions.
Minor or dependent childCourt appointed attorney to representPayment of costs, fees, and disbursements.
Support or maintenance paymentsTo whom paid.
Order or decree for child supportCompliance with RCW 26.23.050.
Mandatory assignment of public retirement benefitsRemedies exclusive.
Payment of costs, attorneys' fees, etc.
Decree of dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or declaration of invalidityFinalityAppealConversion of decree of legal separation to decree of dissolutionName of party.
Failure to comply with decree or temporary injunctionObligation to make support or maintenance payments or permit contact with children not suspendedPenalties.
Court ordersRequired language.
Modification of decree for maintenance or support, property dispositionTermination of maintenance obligation and child supportGrounds.
Modification of order of child support.
Procedure for determining permanent parenting plan.
Permanent parenting planDetermination of relevant information.
Permanent parenting plan.
Criteria for establishing permanent parenting plan.
Restrictions in temporary or permanent parenting plans.
Proposed temporary parenting planTemporary orderAmendmentVacation of order.
Issuance of temporary parenting planCriteria.
Parenting plansInterview with child by courtAdvice of professional personnel.
Parenting arrangementsInvestigation and reportAppointment of guardian ad litem.
Access to child's education and health care records.
Residential time summary report.
Visitation rightsPerson other than parentGrandparents' visitation rights.
Remedies when a child is taken, enticed, or concealed.
Modification of parenting plan or custody decree.
Child custodyTemporary custody order, temporary parenting plan, or modification of custody decreeAffidavits required.
Parenting plan or child support modification or enforcementVenue.
Designation of custody for the purpose of other state and federal statutes.
Final decree of dissolution nunc pro tunc.
Restraining ordersNoticeRefusal to complyArrestPenaltyDefensePeace officers, immunity.
Provision of health care to minorImmunity of health care provider.
Child custody issuesAbduction by parentInformation.
Grant of authority.
Notice requirement.
NoticeContents and delivery.
NoticeRelocation within the same school district.
Limitation of notices.
Failure to give notice.
Objection to relocation or proposed revised residential schedule.
Required provision in residential orders.
Failure to object.
Temporary orders.
Basis for determination.
Factor not to be considered.
Objections by nonparents.
Priority for hearing.
ConstructionPending divorce actions.
Conversion of pending action to dissolution proceeding.
RCW 26.09.900 and 26.09.901 deemed in effect on July 16, 1973.
ConstructionPending actions as of January 1, 1988.
Decrees entered into prior to January 1, 1988.
Short title1987 c 460.
Section captions1987 c 460.
Effective date1987 c 460.
Severability1987 c 460.
Severability1989 c 375.
ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 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.
ProcessDomestic relations actions: Rules of court: CR 4.1.
Uniform child custody jurisdiction and enforcement act: Chapter 26.27 RCW.