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Legal Statutes: Washington

UPDATED August 10, 2017

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Article 3. Enforcement

back to top26.27.401. Definitions

The definitions in this section apply throughout this article, unless the context clearly requires otherwise.


(1) "Petitioner" means a person who seeks enforcement of an order for return of a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or enforcement of a child custody determination.


(2) "Respondent" means a person against whom a proceeding has been commenced for enforcement of an order for return of a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or enforcement of a child custody determination.


[2001 c 65 § 301.]