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LJuCR 3.11. Guardianship in Juvenile Court

Local Juvenile Court Rule - Dependency Proceedings

    (a) Petition for Guardianship for Dependent Child. These rules govern petitions for guardianship filed in juvenile court pursuant to title 13 RCW. Provisions related to petitions for guardianship of a dependent minor pursuant to title 11 RCW are found in LJuCR 3.15.
    (b) Scheduling and Notice. The provisions of LJuCR 4.3 apply to guardianship petitions filed in juvenile court, with the modification that the advisement required by LJuCR 4.3(c) shall state substantially as follows: “If you do not appear the court may enter an order in your absence establishing a Title 13 RCW guardianship and appointing a guardian.”
    (c) Procedure; Evidence; Burden of Proof. (Reserved.)
    (d) Motions. Any motion should comply with LCR 1.8 in all respects and should be scheduled for oral argument. For any motion that concerns an established guardianship, (1) in scheduling the hearing, the moving party must notify the court that the motion concerns a guardianship petition and (2), if the youth is not represented by counsel but entitled by statute or LJuCR 2.0 to appointment of counsel, the moving party must provide notice to the appropriate public defense entity that counsel should be appointed.

[Adopted effective September 1, 1983; January 2, 1994; July 1, 1994; August 20, 1998; September 1, 2005; September 1, 2009; formerly LJuCR 3.14 renumbered and amended effective September 2, 2013; September 1, 2016; September 1, 2023.]