26.26.620  <<  26.26.625 >>   26.26.630

Order adjudicating parentage. (Effective until January 1, 2019.)

(1) The court shall issue an order adjudicating whether a person alleged or claiming to be the parent is the parent of the child.
(2) An order adjudicating parentage must identify the child by name and age.
(3) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4) of this section, the court may assess filing fees, reasonable attorneys' fees, fees for genetic testing, other costs, and necessary travel and other reasonable expenses incurred in a proceeding under this section and RCW 26.26.500 through 26.26.620 and 26.26.630. The court may award attorneys' fees, which may be paid directly to the attorney, who may enforce the order in the attorney's own name.
(4) The court may not assess fees, costs, or expenses against the support enforcement agency of this state or another state, except as provided by other law.
(5) On request of a party and for good cause shown, the court may order that the name of the child be changed.
(6) If the order of the court is at variance with the child's birth certificate, the court shall order the state registrar of vital statistics to issue an amended birth certificate.


CostsApplication2011 c 283: See notes following RCW 26.26.011.
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