§ 26.12.010 Jurisdiction conferred on superior court — Family court proceeding defined
§ 26.12.020 Designation of judge — Number of sessions
§ 26.12.030 Transfer of cases to presiding judge
§ 26.12.040 Substitute judge of family court
§ 26.12.050 Family courts — Appointment of assistants
§ 26.12.060 Court commissioners — Duties
§ 26.12.070 Probation officers — Powers and duties
§ 26.12.080 Protection of privacy of parties
§ 26.12.160 When and where court may be convened
§ 26.12.170 Authority of family court judges and court commissioners to order or recommend services — Report by court of child abuse or neglect
§ 26.12.172 Parenting seminars — Rules
§ 26.12.175 Appointment of guardian ad litem — Independent investigation — Court-appointed special advocate program — Background information — Review of appointment
§ 26.12.177 Guardians ad litem — Training — Registry — Subregistry — Selection — Substitution — Exceptions
§ 26.12.180 Guardian ad litem, special advocate, or investigator — Information discoverable — Confidentiality
§ 26.12.183 Guardian ad litem or investigator — Fees
§ 26.12.185 Guardian ad litem, special advocate, or investigator — Release of information
§ 26.12.187 Guardian ad litem, special advocate, or investigator — Ex parte communications — Removal
§ 26.12.188 Appointment of investigators — Training requirements
§ 26.12.190 Family court jurisdiction as to pending actions — Use of family court services
§ 26.12.205 Priority for proceedings involving children
§ 26.12.215 Revision by the superior court
§ 26.12.220 Funding family court or family court services — Increase in marriage license fee authorized — Family court services program — Fees
§ 26.12.230 Joint family court services
§ 26.12.240 Courthouse facilitator program — Fee or surcharge
§ 26.12.260 Program to provide services to parties involved in dissolutions and legal separations — Fees
§ 26.12.270 Address confidentiality program
§ 26.12.800 Family court pilot program — Legislative recognition
§ 26.12.802 Family court pilot program — Created
§ 26.12.804 Family court pilot program — Rules

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 26.12

  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.