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LJuCR 4.2. Pleadings

Local Juvenile Court Rule - Proceedings to Terminate Parent-Child Relationship

    (a) Petition. A Petition requesting the termination of a parent-child relationship may be filed in Juvenile Court. The petition shall conform to the requirements of LJuCR 3.2 and 3.3, shall be verified, and shall state the facts which underlie each of the allegations required by RCW 13.34.180.
    (b) Amendment of Petition. (Reserved)
    (c) Answer. The provisions of LJuCR 3.6 apply with the following exception. Answers shall be due not earlier than the preliminary hearing, or at such other time as set by the court. In no event shall an answer be required less than 20 days after service of the Notice and Summons and Petition.
[Adopted effective January 2, 1994; amended effective August 20, 1998; September 1, 2005; September 2, 2013; September 1, 2023.]