Washington State divorce laws are governed by statutes.
Nearly all of the critical statutes regarding the procedure to end a marriage can be found in Title 26 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 26). As discussed and detailed throughout various pages on our site, the statutes governing family law provide more guidance than certainty when it comes to understanding and predicting how a judge will interpret a particular set of facts. It is, therefore, critical to not only understand how the statutes work together, but how they have been previously interpreted by the courts.
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If you are contemplating a family law action, it is important to understand how the statutes below will relate to your specific facts and circumstances. If you are reviewing them on your own, they will provide some guidance as to how a judge should begin his or her analysis of your case.
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|Title 26 RCW
|26.09||Dissolution of marriage -- Legal separation.|
|26.10||Non parental actions for child custody.|
|26.16||Husband and wife -- Rights and liabilities -- Community property.|
|26.18||Child support enforcement.|
|26.19||Child support schedule.|
|26.20||Family abandonment or nonsupport.|
|26.21||Uniform interstate family support act.|
|26.21A||Uniform interstate family support act.|
|26.23||State support registry.|
|26.25||Cooperative child support services -- Indian tribes.|
|26.26||Uniform parentage act.|
|26.27||Uniform child custody jurisdiction act.|
|26.28||Age of majority.|
|26.30||Uniform minor student capacity to borrow act.|
|26.34||Interstate compact on placement of children.|
|26.44||Abuse of children.|
|26.50||Domestic violence prevention.|
|26.52||Foreign protection order full faith and credit act.|
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