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Legal Statutes: Washington

UPDATED August 10, 2017

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Chapter 26.16. Husband and Wife- Rights and Liabilities- Community Property

back to top26.16.125. Custody of children

Henceforth the rights and responsibilities of the parents in the absence of misconduct shall be equal, and one parent shall be as fully entitled to the custody, control and earnings of the children as the other parent, and in case of one parent's death, the other parent shall come into full and complete control of the children and their estate .



[2008 c 6 § 640, eff. June 12, 2008; Code 1881 § 2399; 1879 p 151 § 2; RRS § 6907. Formerly RCW 26.20.020.]