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26.21A.290  <<  26.21A.350 >>   26.21A.355

Establishment of support order.

(1) If a support order entitled to recognition under this chapter has not been issued, a responding tribunal of this state with personal jurisdiction over the parties may issue a support order if:
(a) The individual seeking the order resides outside this state; or
(b) The support enforcement agency seeking the order is located outside this state.
(2) The tribunal may issue a temporary child support order if the tribunal determines that such an order is appropriate and the individual ordered to pay is:
(a) A presumed father of the child;
(b) Petitioning to have his paternity adjudicated;
(c) Identified as the father of the child through genetic testing;
(d) An alleged father who has declined to submit to genetic testing;
(e) Shown by clear and convincing evidence to be the father of the child;
(f) An acknowledged father as provided by applicable state law;
(g) The mother of the child; or
(h) An individual who has been ordered to pay child support in a previous proceeding and the order has not been reversed or vacated.
(3) Upon finding, after notice and opportunity to be heard, that an obligor owes a duty of support, the tribunal shall issue a support order directed to the obligor and may issue other orders pursuant to RCW 26.21A.220.


Effective dateConflict with federal requirementsWaiver2015 c 214: See notes following RCW 26.21A.010.
Denial of waiver2015 c 214: See note following RCW 26.21A.115.
Effective date2002 c 198: See RCW 26.21A.900.
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