§ 26.27.011 Short title
§ 26.27.021 Definitions
§ 26.27.031 Proceedings governed by other law
§ 26.27.041 Application to Indian tribes
§ 26.27.051 International application of chapter
§ 26.27.061 Effect of child custody determination
§ 26.27.071 Priority
§ 26.27.081 Notice to persons outside state
§ 26.27.091 Appearance and limited immunity
§ 26.27.101 Communication between courts
§ 26.27.111 Taking testimony in another state
§ 26.27.121 Cooperation between courts — Preservation of records
§ 26.27.201 Initial child custody jurisdiction
§ 26.27.211 Exclusive, continuing jurisdiction
§ 26.27.221 Jurisdiction to modify determination
§ 26.27.231 Temporary emergency jurisdiction
§ 26.27.241 Notice — Opportunity to be heard — Joinder
§ 26.27.251 Simultaneous proceedings
§ 26.27.261 Inconvenient forum
§ 26.27.271 Jurisdiction declined by reason of conduct
§ 26.27.281 Information to be submitted to court
§ 26.27.291 Appearance of parties and child
§ 26.27.401 Definitions
§ 26.27.411 Enforcement under Hague Convention
§ 26.27.421 Duty to enforce
§ 26.27.431 Temporary visitation
§ 26.27.441 Registration of child custody determination
§ 26.27.451 Enforcement of registered determination
§ 26.27.461 Simultaneous proceedings
§ 26.27.471 Expedited enforcement of child custody determination
§ 26.27.481 Service of petition and order
§ 26.27.491 Hearing and order
§ 26.27.501 Authorization to take physical custody of child
§ 26.27.511 Costs, fees, and expenses
§ 26.27.521 Recognition and enforcement
§ 26.27.531 Appeals
§ 26.27.541 Role of prosecutor or attorney general
§ 26.27.551 Role of law enforcement
§ 26.27.561 Costs and expenses
§ 26.27.901 Application — Construction
§ 26.27.921 Transitional provision
§ 26.27.941 Construction — Chapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships — 2009 c 521

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 26.27

  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • 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.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • 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.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.