Child as party — Representation.
(1) Unless specifically required under other provisions of this chapter, a minor child is a permissible party, but is not a necessary party to a proceeding under RCW 26.26.500 through 26.26.630.
(2) If a minor or incapacitated child is a party, or if the court finds that the interests of the child are not adequately represented, the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the child, subject to RCW 74.20.310. A parent of the child may not represent the child as guardian or in any other capacity.
[2011 c 283 § 37; 2002 c 302 § 512.]
| Costs -- Application -- 2011 c 283: See notes following RCW 26.26.011.|