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Chapter 26.12 RCW


Jurisdiction conferred on superior courtFamily court proceeding defined.
Designation of judgeNumber of sessions.
Transfer of cases to presiding judge.
Substitute judge of family court.
Family courtsAppointment of assistants.
Court commissionersDuties.
Probation officersPowers and duties.
Protection of privacy of parties.
When and where court may be convened.
Authority of family court judges and court commissioners to order or recommend servicesReport by court of child abuse or neglect.
Parenting seminarsRules.
Appointment of guardian ad litemIndependent investigationCourt-appointed special advocate programBackground informationReview of appointment.
Guardians ad litemTrainingRegistrySubregistrySelectionSubstitutionExceptions.
Guardian ad litem, special advocate, or investigatorInformation discoverableConfidentiality.
Guardian ad litem or investigatorFees.
Guardian ad litem, special advocate, or investigatorRelease of information.
Guardian ad litem, special advocate, or investigatorEx parte communicationsRemoval.
Appointment of investigatorsTraining requirements.
Family court jurisdiction as to pending actionsUse of family court services.
Priority for proceedings involving children.
Revision by the superior court.
Funding family court or family court servicesIncrease in marriage license fee authorizedFamily court services programFees.
Joint family court services.
Courthouse facilitator programFee or surcharge.
Program to provide services to parties involved in dissolutions and legal separationsFees.
Address confidentiality program.
Family court pilot programLegislative recognition.
Family court pilot programCreated.
Family court pilot programRules.
Dissolution of marriage, legal separation, declarations concerning validity of marriage: Chapter 26.09 RCW.
Domestic violence prevention: Chapter 26.50 RCW.
Nonparental actions for child custody: Chapter 26.10 RCW.