When can a child choose custody in Washington State?

Answer Answer Minors are not allowed to make that decision, if the parents cannot reach an agreement concerning custody the issue will be decided by a judge. Judges make such decisions based solely on wha... Read More »

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How old must minor children be in the state of Washington to choose custody?

According to the state of Washington family law, in cases of divorce, children do not have the ultimate decision of which parent they live with. These decisions are made by the parents with the ove... Read More »

If you have sole custody in Washington State do you need permission to take the child out of state?

Either way, the other parent can file an injunction to stop it pending a hearing, so permission should be sought.

How to File for Child Custody in Washington State?

Washington state courts decide child-custody cases for married couples getting a divorce or separation, unmarried couples, and third parties seeking custody of a child. To file properly, make sure ... Read More »

Washington State 3rd Party Child Custody Laws?

Washington State has been at the forefront of third party and non-parental visitation and child custody disputes since 2000 when the United States Supreme Court held that the state's old laws regar... Read More »