Legal Question in Family Law in Washington

In WA state, can a spouse be required to pay child support (after dissolution) for a child in which she only has joint guardianship as the child was never adopted? The child's biological parents have abandon the child.

Asked on 3/07/10, 8:14 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Amir John Showrai The Pacific Law Firm, PLLC

If the court finds that the spouse is what is legally known as a "de facto parent," then yes, it is possible to award child support against this soon to be ex-spouse.

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Answered on 3/12/10, 12:12 pm

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