§ 26.26A.005 Short title — 2018 c 6
§ 26.26A.010 Definitions
§ 26.26A.020 Scope
§ 26.26A.030 Authorized courts
§ 26.26A.040 Choice of law
§ 26.26A.050 Data privacy
§ 26.26A.060 Provisions applicable to father-child relationship also applicable to mother-child relationship and vice versa
§ 26.26A.070 Mandatory use of approved forms and format rules
§ 26.26A.100 Establishment of parent-child relationship
§ 26.26A.105 No discrimination based on marital status of parent
§ 26.26A.110 Consequences of establishing parentage
§ 26.26A.115 Presumption of parentage
§ 26.26A.120 Rule-making authority — RCW 26.26A.115
§ 26.26A.125 Filing fee — Assertion of parentage
§ 26.26A.200 Acknowledgment of parentage
§ 26.26A.205 Execution of acknowledgment of parentage
§ 26.26A.210 Denial of parentage
§ 26.26A.215 Acknowledgment or denial of parentage — Requirements
§ 26.26A.220 Effect of acknowledgment or denial of parentage
§ 26.26A.225 Filing fee — Acknowledgment or denial of parentage
§ 26.26A.230 Ratification of an unchallenged acknowledgment of parentage barred
§ 26.26A.235 Procedure for rescission of an acknowledgment or denial of parentage
§ 26.26A.240 Challenge after expiration of period for rescission
§ 26.26A.245 Procedure for challenge of an acknowledgment or denial of parentage by signatory
§ 26.26A.250 Full faith and credit
§ 26.26A.255 Forms for acknowledgment or denial of parentage
§ 26.26A.260 Release of information relating to an acknowledgment or denial of parentage
§ 26.26A.265 Rule-making authority — RCW 26.26A.200 through 26.26A.265
§ 26.26A.300 Definitions — Genetic testing — RCW 26.26A.300 through 26.26A.355
§ 26.26A.305 Scope — Limitation on use of genetic testing
§ 26.26A.310 Authority to order or deny genetic testing
§ 26.26A.315 Requirements for genetic testing
§ 26.26A.320 Report of genetic testing
§ 26.26A.325 Genetic testing results — Challenge to results
§ 26.26A.330 Cost of genetic testing
§ 26.26A.335 Additional genetic testing
§ 26.26A.340 Genetic testing when specimen not available
§ 26.26A.345 Genetic testing — Deceased individual
§ 26.26A.350 Genetic testing — Identical siblings
§ 26.26A.355 Confidentiality of genetic testing — Penalty
§ 26.26A.400 Proceeding to adjudicate parentage — Authorization
§ 26.26A.405 Standing to maintain proceeding to adjudicate parentage
§ 26.26A.410 Notice of proceeding to adjudicate parentage
§ 26.26A.415 Proceeding to adjudicate parentage — Personal jurisdiction
§ 26.26A.420 Proceeding to adjudicate parentage — Venue
§ 26.26A.425 Proceeding to adjudicate parentage — Admissibility of results of genetic testing
§ 26.26A.430 Adjudicating parentage of child with alleged genetic parent
§ 26.26A.435 Adjudicating parentage of child with presumed parent
§ 26.26A.440 Adjudicating claim of de facto parentage of child
§ 26.26A.445 Adjudicating parentage of child with acknowledged parent
§ 26.26A.450 Adjudicating parentage of child with adjudicated parent
§ 26.26A.455 Adjudicating parentage of child of assisted reproduction
§ 26.26A.460 Adjudicating competing claims of parentage
§ 26.26A.465 Precluding establishment of parentage by perpetrator of sexual assault
§ 26.26A.470 Proceeding to adjudicate parentage — Temporary child support orders, restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, domestic violence protection orders, antiharassment protection orders, and other court orders — Preserva
§ 26.26A.475 Combining a proceeding to adjudicate parentage with other proceedings
§ 26.26A.480 Proceeding to adjudicate parentage — Before birth of child
§ 26.26A.485 Proceeding to adjudicate parentage — Child as party — Representation
§ 26.26A.490 Proceeding to adjudicate parentage — Without jury
§ 26.26A.500 Proceeding to adjudicate parentage — Hearing — Inspection of records
§ 26.26A.505 Proceeding to adjudicate parentage — Dismissal for want of prosecution — Without prejudice
§ 26.26A.510 Order adjudicating parentage
§ 26.26A.515 Binding effect of determination of parentage
§ 26.26A.600 Scope — Assisted reproduction — RCW 26.26A.600 through 26.26A.635
§ 26.26A.605 Assisted reproduction — Parental status of donor
§ 26.26A.610 Parentage of child of assisted reproduction
§ 26.26A.615 Consent to assisted reproduction
§ 26.26A.620 Assisted reproduction — Limitation on spouse’s dispute of parentage
§ 26.26A.625 Assisted reproduction — Effect of certain legal proceedings regarding marriage or domestic partnership
§ 26.26A.630 Assisted reproduction — Withdrawal of consent
§ 26.26A.635 Assisted reproduction — Parental status of deceased individual
§ 26.26A.700 Definitions — Surrogacy agreement — RCW 26.26A.700 through 26.26A.785
§ 26.26A.705 Eligibility to enter gestational or genetic surrogacy agreement
§ 26.26A.710 Requirements of gestational or genetic surrogacy agreement — Process
§ 26.26A.715 Requirements of gestational or genetic surrogacy agreement — Content
§ 26.26A.720 Surrogacy agreement — Effect of subsequent change of marital status
§ 26.26A.725 Surrogacy agreement — Inspection of documents
§ 26.26A.730 Surrogacy agreement — Venue — Exclusive, continuing jurisdiction
§ 26.26A.735 Gestational surrogacy agreement — Termination
§ 26.26A.740 Gestational surrogacy agreement — Parentage
§ 26.26A.745 Gestational surrogacy agreement — Parentage of deceased intended parent
§ 26.26A.750 Gestational surrogacy agreement — Order of parentage
§ 26.26A.755 Gestational surrogacy agreement — Effect
§ 26.26A.760 Genetic surrogacy agreement — Requirements for validation
§ 26.26A.765 Genetic surrogacy agreement — Termination
§ 26.26A.770 Validated genetic surrogacy agreement — Parentage
§ 26.26A.775 Nonvalidated genetic surrogacy agreement — Effect
§ 26.26A.780 Genetic surrogacy agreement — Parentage of deceased intended parent
§ 26.26A.785 Genetic surrogacy agreement — Breach
§ 26.26A.800 Definitions — Information about donor — RCW 26.26A.800 through 26.26A.825
§ 26.26A.805 Applicability — RCW 26.26A.800 through 26.26A.825
§ 26.26A.810 Collection of information about donor
§ 26.26A.815 Information about donor — Declaration regarding identity disclosure to child conceived by assisted reproduction
§ 26.26A.820 Information about donor — Disclosure of identifying information and medical history on request of a child conceived by assisted reproduction — Access to nonidentifying medical history
§ 26.26A.825 Information about donor — Recordkeeping duty of gamete bank or fertility clinic
§ 26.26A.900 Uniformity of application and construction — 2018 c 6
§ 26.26A.901 Relation to electronic signatures in global and national commerce act
§ 26.26A.902 Transitional provision — Applicability to pending proceedings
§ 26.26A.903 Effective date — 2018 c 6

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 26.26A

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • 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
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.