Chapter 26.27 RCW

UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT

Sections
ARTICLE 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Short title.
Definitions.
Proceedings governed by other law.
Application to Indian tribes.
International application of chapter.
Effect of child custody determination.
Priority.
Notice to persons outside state.
Appearance and limited immunity.
Communication between courts.
Taking testimony in another state.
Cooperation between courtsPreservation of records.
ARTICLE 2
JURISDICTION
Initial child custody jurisdiction.
Exclusive, continuing jurisdiction.
Jurisdiction to modify determination.
Temporary emergency jurisdiction.
NoticeOpportunity to be heardJoinder.
Simultaneous proceedings.
Inconvenient forum.
Jurisdiction declined by reason of conduct.
Information to be submitted to court.
Appearance of parties and child.
ARTICLE 3
ENFORCEMENT
Definitions.
Enforcement under Hague Convention.
Duty to enforce.
Temporary visitation.
Registration of child custody determination.
Enforcement of registered determination.
Simultaneous proceedings.
Expedited enforcement of child custody determination.
Service of petition and order.
Hearing and order.
Authorization to take physical custody of child.
Costs, fees, and expenses.
Recognition and enforcement.
Appeals.
Role of prosecutor or attorney general.
Role of law enforcement.
Costs and expenses.
ARTICLE 4
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
ApplicationConstruction.
Severability2001 c 65.
Transitional provision.
Captions, article designations, and article headings not law.
ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.