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Recent Law Change
Non-Parental Custody Alert

At this time, the current law regarding Non-Parental Custody, RCW 26.10, has been repealed (no longer in effect) as of January 1, 2021.
 
Final orders in Non-Parental Custody cases: As of January 1, 2021, any final orders will remain in full force and effect, but after that date any changes will need to be made under the new statute for Minor Guardianships: RCW 11.130.185 to RCW 11.130.260. 

Motions and orders to convert Non-Parental Custody cases to a Minor Guardianship case are available below.

Pending Non-Parental Custody cases: Pending matters are those matters that have filed, but final orders have not been entered. Any pending cases filed under RCW 26.10 by December 31, 2021 must be resolved by June 30, 2021.  Cases may be resolved by the entry of default orders, if appropriate, the entry of agreed orders with all parties, or by trial. Pending Non-Parental Custody cases may also be converted to Minor Guardianships.

Please continue to check this webpage for updates regarding pending Non-Parental Custody matters.

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