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Updated: December 3, 2020
What are other factors that may limit a parent's right to decision-making or residential parenting time?
A judge may limit a parent’s contact or responsibilities with the child if any of the following factors exist:
- neglect or non-performance of parenting functions;
- a long-term emotional/physical impairment that interferes with parenting functions;
- a long term impairment from substance abuse that interferes with parenting functions;
- absence/impairment of emotional ties between parent and child;
- the use of conflict by the parent, which creates the danger of serious damage to child’s psychological development;
- a parent has withheld the other parent’s access to the child for a long period of time without good cause; and/or
- other factors that may negatively affect the child.1
1 R.C.W. § 26.09.191(3)
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