Chapter 26.09 RCW



HTMLPDF 26.09.002Policy.
HTMLPDF 26.09.003PolicyIntentFindings.
HTMLPDF 26.09.004Definitions.
HTMLPDF 26.09.006Mandatory use of approved forms.
HTMLPDF 26.09.010Civil practice to governDesignation of proceedingsDecrees.
HTMLPDF 26.09.013Interpretive servicesLiteracy assistanceGuardian ad litem chargesTelephone or interactive videoconference participationResidential time in cases involving domestic violence or child abuseDisclosure of informationSupervised visitation and safe exchange centers.
HTMLPDF 26.09.015Mediation proceedings.
HTMLPDF 26.09.016Mediation in cases involving domestic violence or child abuse.
HTMLPDF 26.09.020PetitionDissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or for a declaration concerning validity of marriage or domestic partnershipContentsPartiesCertificate.
HTMLPDF 26.09.030Petition for dissolution of marriage or domestic partnershipCourt proceedings, findingsTransfer to family courtLegal separation in lieu of dissolution.
HTMLPDF 26.09.040Petition to have marriage or domestic partnership declared invalid or judicial determination of validityProcedureFindingsGroundsLegitimacy of children.
HTMLPDF 26.09.050DecreesContentsRestraining ordersEnforcementNotice of termination or modification of restraining order.
HTMLPDF 26.09.060Temporary maintenance or child supportTemporary restraining orderPreliminary injunctionDomestic violence or antiharassment protection orderNotice of termination or modification of restraining orderSupport debts, notice.
HTMLPDF 26.09.070Separation contracts.
HTMLPDF 26.09.080Disposition of property and liabilitiesFactors.
HTMLPDF 26.09.090Maintenance orders for either spouse or either domestic partnerFactors.
HTMLPDF 26.09.100Child supportApportionment of expensePeriodic adjustments or modifications.
HTMLPDF 26.09.105Child supportMedical supportConditions.
HTMLPDF 26.09.110Minor or dependent childCourt appointed attorney to representPayment of costs, fees, and disbursements.
HTMLPDF 26.09.120Support or maintenance paymentsTo whom paid.
HTMLPDF 26.09.135Order or decree for child supportCompliance with RCW 26.23.050.
HTMLPDF 26.09.138Mandatory assignment of public retirement benefitsRemedies exclusive.
HTMLPDF 26.09.140Payment of costs, attorneys' fees, etc.
HTMLPDF 26.09.150Decree of dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, or declaration of invalidityFinalityAppealConversion of decree of legal separation to decree of dissolutionName of party.
HTMLPDF 26.09.160Failure to comply with decree or temporary injunctionObligation to make support or maintenance payments or permit contact with children not suspendedPenalties.
HTMLPDF 26.09.165Court ordersRequired language.
HTMLPDF 26.09.170Modification of decree for maintenance or support, property dispositionTermination of maintenance obligation and child supportGrounds.
HTMLPDF 26.09.175Modification of order of child support.
HTMLPDF 26.09.181Procedure for determining permanent parenting plan.
HTMLPDF 26.09.182Permanent parenting planDetermination of relevant information.
HTMLPDF 26.09.184Permanent parenting plan.
HTMLPDF 26.09.187Criteria for establishing permanent parenting plan.
HTMLPDF 26.09.191Restrictions in temporary or permanent parenting plans.
HTMLPDF 26.09.194Proposed temporary parenting planTemporary orderAmendmentVacation of order.
HTMLPDF 26.09.197Issuance of temporary parenting planCriteria.
HTMLPDF 26.09.210Parenting plansInterview with child by courtAdvice of professional personnel.
HTMLPDF 26.09.220Parenting arrangementsInvestigation and reportAppointment of guardian ad litem.
HTMLPDF 26.09.225Access to child's education and health care records.
HTMLPDF 26.09.231Residential time summary report.
HTMLPDF 26.09.255Remedies when a child is taken, enticed, or concealed.
HTMLPDF 26.09.260Modification of parenting plan or custody decree.
HTMLPDF 26.09.270Child custodyTemporary custody order, temporary parenting plan, or modification of custody decreeAffidavits required.
HTMLPDF 26.09.280Parenting plan or child support modification or enforcementVenue.
HTMLPDF 26.09.285Designation of custody for the purpose of other state and federal statutes.
HTMLPDF 26.09.290Final decree of dissolution nunc pro tunc.
HTMLPDF 26.09.300Restraining ordersNoticeRefusal to complyArrestPenaltyDefensePeace officers, immunity.
HTMLPDF 26.09.310Provision of health care to minorImmunity of health care provider.
HTMLPDF 26.09.315Child custody issuesAbduction by parentInformation.
HTMLPDF 26.09.320Child supportProcedures for abatement based on incarcerationRebuttable presumption of inability to payReinstatement of support obligation.
HTMLPDF 26.09.325Child supportWho may make request for abatement based on incarcerationProcedures when multiple orders requiring incarcerated person to pay support exist.
HTMLPDF 26.09.330Child supportDepartment duties when order contains abatement language and obligated person is incarceratedProcedures.
HTMLPDF 26.09.335Child supportDepartment duties when order does not contain abatement language and obligated person is incarceratedProcedures.
HTMLPDF 26.09.340Child supportRequests for reversal or termination of abatement based on incarcerationProcedures.
HTMLPDF 26.09.405Applicability.
HTMLPDF 26.09.410Definitions.
HTMLPDF 26.09.420Grant of authority.
HTMLPDF 26.09.430Notice requirement.
HTMLPDF 26.09.440NoticeContents and delivery.
HTMLPDF 26.09.450NoticeRelocation within the same school district.
HTMLPDF 26.09.460Limitation of notices.
HTMLPDF 26.09.470Failure to give notice.
HTMLPDF 26.09.480Objection to relocation or proposed revised residential schedule.
HTMLPDF 26.09.490Required provision in residential orders.
HTMLPDF 26.09.500Failure to object.
HTMLPDF 26.09.510Temporary orders.
HTMLPDF 26.09.520Basis for determination.
HTMLPDF 26.09.525Substantially equal residential time.
HTMLPDF 26.09.530Factor not to be considered.
HTMLPDF 26.09.540Objections by nonparents.
HTMLPDF 26.09.550Sanctions.
HTMLPDF 26.09.560Priority for hearing.
HTMLPDF 26.09.900ConstructionPending divorce actions.
HTMLPDF 26.09.901Conversion of pending action to dissolution proceeding.
HTMLPDF 26.09.902RCW 26.09.900 and 26.09.901 deemed in effect on July 16, 1973.
HTMLPDF 26.09.907ConstructionPending actions as of January 1, 1988.
HTMLPDF 26.09.909Decrees entered into prior to January 1, 1988.
HTMLPDF 26.09.910Short title1987 c 460.
HTMLPDF 26.09.911Section captions1987 c 460.
HTMLPDF 26.09.912Effective date1987 c 460.
HTMLPDF 26.09.915ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.
HTMLPDF 26.09.916Rule-making authority2020 c 227.


Child support enforcement: Chapter 26.18 RCW.
Child support registry: Chapter 26.23 RCW.
Living in marital relationship within state submits person to state jurisdiction as to proceedings under this chapter: RCW 4.28.185.
Missing children clearinghouse and hotline: Chapter 13.60 RCW.
ProcessDomestic relations actions: Rules of court: CR 4.1.
Uniform child custody jurisdiction and enforcement act: Chapter 26.27 RCW.