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Legal Statutes: Washington

UPDATED August 10, 2017

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Chapter 26.10 Non Parental Actions for Child Custody

back to top26.10.120. Interview with child by court -- Advice of professional personnel

The court may interview the child in chambers to ascertain the child's wishes as to his or her custodian and as to visitation privileges. The court may permit counsel to be present at the interview. The court shall cause a record of the interview to be made and to be made part of the record in the case.

The court may seek the advice of professional personnel whether or not they are employed on a regular basis by the court. The advice given shall be in writing and shall be made available by the court to counsel upon request. Counsel may call for cross-examination any professional personnel consulted by the court.
1987 c 460 § 40.