Chapter 74.20 RCW

SUPPORT OF DEPENDENT CHILDREN

Sections
PurposeLegislative intentChapter to be liberally construed.
Definitions.
Duty of department to enforce child supportRequests for support enforcement servicesSchedule of feesWaiverRules.
Employment statusSelf-employed individualsEnforcement.
Designated agency under federal lawRole of prosecuting attorneys.
Adjudicative proceedingsRole of department.
Cooperation by person having custody of childPenalty.
Wrongful deprivation of custodyLegal custodian excused from support payments.
Payment of support moneys to state support registryNoticeEffects of noncompliance.
Department may disclose information to internal revenue department.
Attorney general may act under Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act pursuant to agreement with prosecuting attorney.
Powers of department through the attorney general or prosecuting attorney.
Subpoena authorityEnforcement.
Petition for support order by married parent with minor children who are receiving public assistance.
Petition for support order by married parent with minor children who are receiving public assistanceOrderPowers of court.
Petition for support order by married parent with minor children who are receiving public assistanceWaiver of filing fees.
Financial statements by parent whose absence is basis of application for public assistance.
Central unit for information and administrationCooperation enjoinedAvailability of records.
Department exempt from fees relating to paternity or support.
Guardian ad litem in actions brought to determine parent and child relationshipNotice.
Custodian to remit support moneys when department has support obligationNoncompliance.
Payment of public assistance as assignment of rights to support.
Employees' case workload standards.
Costs and attorneys' fees.
Orders for genetic testing.
ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.
NOTES:
Child support registry: Chapter 26.23 RCW.
Temporary assistance for needy families: Chapter 74.12 RCW.