2011 Washington Code
Title 26 Domestic relations
26.10 Nonparental actions for child custody.
26.10.180 Remedies when a child is taken, enticed, or concealed.

(1) A relative may bring civil action against any other relative who, with intent to deny access to a child by another relative of the child who has a right to physical custody of or visitation with the child, takes, entices, or conceals the child from that relative. The plaintiff may be awarded, in addition to any damages awarded by the court, the reasonable expenses incurred by the plaintiff in locating the child, including, but not limited to, investigative services and reasonable attorneys' fees.

     (2) "Relative" means an ancestor, descendant, or sibling including a relative of the same degree through marriage, domestic partnership, or adoption, or a spouse or domestic partner.

[2008 c 6 § 1024; 1989 c 375 § 21; 1987 c 460 § 46.]


     Part headings not law -- Severability -- 2008 c 6: See RCW 26.60.900 and 26.60.901.

     Severability -- 1989 c 375: See RCW 26.09.914.

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