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Proceedings for determination of family relationshipsPresumption.

In any proceeding regarding the determination of a family relationship, including but not limited to the parent and child relationship and the marriage relationship, a determination of family relationships regarding any person or persons who immigrated to the United States from a foreign country which was made or accepted by the United States immigration and naturalization service at the time of that person or persons' entry into the United States creates a rebuttable presumption that the determination is valid and that the family relationship under foreign law is as made or accepted at the time of entry. Except as provided in *RCW 26.26.116(2), the presumption may be overcome by a preponderance of evidence showing that a living person other than the person named by the United States immigration and naturalization service is in the relationship in question.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: RCW 26.26.116 was amended by 2011 c 283 § 8, changing subsection (2) to subsection (3). RCW 26.26.116 was subsequently repealed by 2018 c 6 § 907, effective January 1, 2019.
ApplicationConstructionShort title2002 c 302: See RCW 26.26.903 and 26.26.911.
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