26.26.625  <<  26.26.630 >>   26.26.700

Binding effect of determination of parentage. (Effective until January 1, 2019.)

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, a determination of parentage is binding on:
(a) All signatories to an acknowledgment or denial of paternity as provided in RCW 26.26.300 through 26.26.375; and
(b) All parties to an adjudication by a court acting under circumstances that satisfy the jurisdictional requirements of RCW 26.21A.100.
(2) A child is not bound by a determination of parentage under this chapter unless:
(a) The determination was based on an unrescinded acknowledgment of paternity and the acknowledgment of paternity is consistent with the results of the genetic testing;
(b) The adjudication of parentage was based on a finding consistent with the results of genetic testing and the consistency is declared in the determination or is otherwise shown, or in the case of a child conceived through assisted reproduction, the adjudication of parentage was based on evidence showing the intent of the parents; or
(c) The child was a party or was represented in the proceeding determining parentage by a guardian ad litem.
(3) In a proceeding to dissolve a marriage or domestic partnership, the court is deemed to have made an adjudication of the parentage of a child if the court acts under circumstances that satisfy the jurisdictional requirements of RCW 26.21A.100, and the final order:
(a) Expressly identifies a child as a "child of the marriage," "issue of the marriage," "child of the domestic partnership," "issue of the domestic partnership," or similar words indicating that the spouses in the marriage or domestic partners in the domestic partnership are the parents of the child; or
(b) Provides for support of the child by one or both of the spouses or domestic partners unless parentage is specifically disclaimed in the order.
(4) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, a determination of parentage may be a defense in a subsequent proceeding seeking to adjudicate parentage by an individual who was not a party to the earlier proceeding.
(5) A party to an adjudication of parentage may challenge the adjudication only under law of this state relating to appeal, vacation of judgments, or other judicial review.

NOTES:

CostsApplication2011 c 283: See notes following RCW 26.26.011.
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