Washington Grandparent’s Rights

Grandparent Rights to Visitation: When visitation is in the best interest of the child. Title 26, Chapter 26.09, Section 26.09.230 (R.C.W.A. 26.09.230).

When Adoption Occurs: Adoption terminates all rights.

Child Custody Statutes: (1) each party’s relative strength, nature and stability of the relationship with the child, including which party has taken greater responsibility for the child; (2) any agreement of the parties; (3) each party’s past and potential for future performance of parenting functions; (4) child’s emotional needs and development; (5) the child’s relationship with siblings and any other significant adults, and involvement in his or her physical surroundings, school, and other activities; (6) the wishes of the parties and the child; and (7) each party’s employment schedule. The greatest weight is given to factor (1) above. R.C.W.A. 26.09.187.

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