§ 26.50.010 Definitions
§ 26.50.020 Commencement of action — Jurisdiction — Venue
§ 26.50.021 Actions on behalf of vulnerable adults — Authority of department of social and health services — Immunity from liability
§ 26.50.025 Orders under this chapter and chapter 26.09, 26.10, 26.26A, or 26.26B RCW — Enforcement — Consolidation
§ 26.50.030 Petition for an order for protection — Availability of forms and informational brochures — Bond not required
§ 26.50.035 Development of instructions, informational brochures, forms, and handbook by the administrative office of the courts — Community resource list — Distribution of master copy
§ 26.50.040 Fees not permitted — Filing, service of process, certified copies
§ 26.50.050 Hearing — Service — Time
§ 26.50.055 Appointment of interpreter
§ 26.50.060 Relief — Duration — Realignment of designation of parties — Award of costs, service fees, attorneys’ fees, and limited license legal technician fees
§ 26.50.070 Ex parte temporary order for protection
§ 26.50.080 Issuance of order — Assistance of peace officer — Designation of appropriate law enforcement agency
§ 26.50.085 Hearing reset after ex parte order — Service by publication — Circumstances
§ 26.50.090 Order — Service — Fees
§ 26.50.095 Order following service by publication
§ 26.50.100 Order — Transmittal to law enforcement agency — Record in law enforcement information system — Enforceability
§ 26.50.110 Violation of order — Penalties
§ 26.50.115 Enforcement of ex parte order — Knowledge of order prerequisite to penalties — Reasonable efforts to serve copy of order
§ 26.50.120 Violation of order — Prosecuting attorney or attorney for municipality may be requested to assist — Costs and attorney’s fee
§ 26.50.123 Service by mail
§ 26.50.125 Service by publication or mailing — Costs
§ 26.50.130 Order for protection — Modification or termination — Service — Transmittal
§ 26.50.135 Residential placement or custody of a child — Prerequisite
§ 26.50.140 Peace officers — Immunity
§ 26.50.150 Domestic violence perpetrator programs
§ 26.50.160 Judicial information system — Database
§ 26.50.165 Judicial information system — Names of adult cohabitants in third-party custody actions
§ 26.50.200 Title to real estate — Effect
§ 26.50.210 Proceedings additional
§ 26.50.220 Parenting plan — Designation of parent for other state and federal purposes
§ 26.50.230 Protection order against person with a disability, brain injury, or impairment
§ 26.50.240 Personal jurisdiction — Nonresident individuals
§ 26.50.250 Disclosure of information
§ 26.50.900 Short title
§ 26.50.901 Effective date — 1984 c 263

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 26.50 - Domestic violence prevention

  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Court: includes the superior, district, and municipal courts of the state of Washington. See Washington Code 26.50.010
  • Dating relationship: means a social relationship of a romantic nature. See Washington Code 26.50.010
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Domestic violence: means : (a) Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, sexual assault, or stalking as defined in RCW 9A. See Washington Code 26.50.010
  • Essential personal effects: includes but is not limited to clothing, cribs, bedding, documents, medications, and personal hygiene items. See Washington Code 26.50.010
  • 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.
  • Family or household members: means : (a) Adult persons related by blood or marriage; (b) adult persons who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past; and (c) persons who have a biological or legal parent-child relationship, including stepparents and stepchildren and grandparents and grandchildren. See Washington Code 26.50.010
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Intimate partner: means : (a) Spouses, or domestic partners; (b) former spouses, or former domestic partners; (c) persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have lived together at any time; (d) adult persons presently or previously residing together who have or have had a dating relationship; (e) persons sixteen years of age or older who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past and who have or have had a dating relationship; and (f) persons sixteen years of age or older with whom a person sixteen years of age or older has or has had a dating relationship. See Washington Code 26.50.010
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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.