Washington Family Law Deskbook

​This three-volume deskbook offers comprehensive treatment of every aspect of a family law case, from retainer agreements to the finality of decrees, with practice tips from leading practitioners, judges, and court commissioners. The 2022 third edition reflects the multitude of changes that have occurred in family law, as authors closed the gap since the last update to this title in 2012 and updated the state of the law to late 2021, when chapters were finalized. Add this practice-tested and trusted resource to your reference library today.

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The 2022 third edition reflects the multitude of changes that have occurred in family law, as authors closed the gap since the last update to this title in 2012 and updated the state of the law to late 2021, when chapters were finalized.  New chapters have been added:

  • Chapter 7 The Role of the Limited License Legal Technician
  • Chapter 17 Family Practice in Tribal Court
  • Chapter 19 Family Law Immigration Issues
  • Chapter 26 Trial Preparation and Practice

And the scope of many chapters has been enlarged to keep pace with the evolving nature of family law practice. Just two examples:

  • Chapter 6 (Enhancing Civility and Maintaining Privacy for Your Clients) has been expanded to cover ethical concerns arising from cloud-based storage, metadata, and the seemingly countless ways technology can make it “easy” for clients to eavesdrop on spouses, partners, and children.
  • Chapter 60 (Adoption) has an entirely new section on assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy.

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Table of contents

 VOLUME  1 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT FORMS
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION
ABOUT THE EDITORS

PART 1.  MANAGING THE FAMILY LAW PRACTICE/ DEALING WITH THE CLIENT AND PARTIES

CHAPTER 1  PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF FAMILY LAW ISSUES FOR CLIENTS AND
 PRACTITIONERS
G. Andrew H. Benjamin and Connie J. Beck

CHAPTER 2  FEE AGREEMENTS
G. Lee Raaen

CHAPTER 3  ATTORNEY FEES
Danielle R. Marchant and David R. Law

CHAPTER 4  ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE FAMILY LAW PRACTITIONER
Mark J. Fucile

CHAPTER 5  MALPRACTICE
Mark J. Fucile

CHAPTER 6  ENHANCING CIVILITY AND MAINTAINING PRIVACY FOR YOUR
 CLIENTS
Jennifer A. Forquer and Sharon Friedrich

CHAPTER 7  THE ROLE OF THE LIMITED LICENSE LEGAL TECHNICIAN
Nancy Ivarinen and Jennifer L. Bull

CHAPTER 8  UNBUNDLED LEGAL SERVICES IN FAMILY LAW
Rachel Felbeck

PART 2.  MARITAL AND NONMARITAL RELATIONS

CHAPTER 9  PRENUPTIAL CONTRACTS
Boaz Weintraub and Zeshan Khan

CHAPTER 10  MARRIAGE
Patricia Novotny

CHAPTER 11  SEPARATIONS: DE FACTO AND FILING FOR LEGAL SEPARATION
Lindsay D. Camandona and Lindsay J. Noel

CHAPTER 12  THE NONMARITAL COUPLE
Elaine G. DuCharme and Nancy Hawkins

CHAPTER 13  [RESERVED]

PART 3.  JURISDICTIONAL AND PROCEDURAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 14  DIVISIBLE DIVORCE—JURISDICTION, VENUE, COMMENCEMENT
Christopher Pitts

CHAPTER 15  INDIAN CHILD WELFARE
Brooke Pinkham and Andrea Y. Smit

CHAPTER 16  WASHINGTON'S INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT
Tom Tremaine

CHAPTER 17  FAMILY LAW PRACTICE IN TRIBAL COURT
Andrea Y. Smith and Jennifer Yogi

CHAPTER 18  [RESERVED]

CHAPTER 19  FAMILY LAW IMMIGRATION ISSUES
Susan H.L. Luong and Cameron S. Pardon

PART 4.  PREPARING THE CASE AND TEMPORARY MOTIONS

CHAPTER 20  USE OF PROFESSIONALS IN FAMILY LAW LITIGATION
Susan J. Shulenberger and Krista E. Stipe

CHAPTER 21  GUARDIANS AD LITEM AND COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL
 ADVOCATES
Lisa K. Barton

CHAPTER 22  DISCOVERY IN FAMILY LAW LITIGATION
Janet A. George and Elizabeth A. Hoffman

CHAPTER 23  ACCESS TO CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE
 RECORDS
Tobin Carlson and Nicole Anderson

CHAPTER 24  PRETRIAL MOTIONS PRACTICE
Caleb O. Bonm and Charles E. Newton

CHAPTER 25  FAMILY LAW COURT RECORDS
Kevin Rowles and Jamie Perry

CHAPTER 26  TRIAL PREPARATION AND PRACTICE
Rene Cespedes

PART 5.  SUPPORT

CHAPTER 27  MAINTENANCE
James McGuire and Kimberly Loges

CHAPTER 28  CHILD SUPPORT
Christopher Fox, Boaz Weintraub, and Zachary C. Ashby

CHAPTER 29  [RESERVED]

VOLUME  2

PART 6.  PROPERTY

CHAPTER 30  IDENTIFICATION OF PROPERTY INTERESTS
Shana E. Thompson and Glenn MacGilvra

CHAPTER 31  VALUATION OF PROPERTY
John Rosecrans

CHAPTER 32  DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY AND LIABILITIES
O. Yale Lewis

CHAPTER 33  FEDERAL CIVILIAN RETIREMENT BENEFITS
Peter D. Svennungsen

CHAPTER 34  [RESERVED]

CHAPTER 35  PRIVATE PENSION PLANS AND QDROs
Devitt D. Barnett and Dalton Thacker

CHAPTER 36  WASHINGTON STATE PUBLIC PENSIONS
Peter D. Svennungsen

CHAPTERS  37–38 [RESERVED]

PART 7.  OTHER FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 39  MARITAL DISSOLUTION TAX ISSUES
Steven J. Kessler

CHAPTER 40  INSURANCE ISSUES IN FAMILY LAW
Juliana U. Wong and Kathryn Felice Peterson

CHAPTER 41  DEBTS
Andrekita Silva

CHAPTER 42  FAMILY LAW AND BANKRUPTCY
Michael M. Sperry

CHAPTER 43  DOMESTIC RELATIONS MATTERS AND THE IMPACT ON PUBLIC
 BENEFITS
Sujatha Jagadeesh Branch and Mary Welch

CHAPTERS  44–45 [RESERVED]

PART 8.  CHILDREN

CHAPTER 46  CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS: JURISDICTION AND FULL FAITH AND
 CREDIT
Rhea J. Rolfe

CHAPTER 47  PARENTING PLANS
Lisa M. Ward

CHAPTER 48  CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Amanda N. Gamble

CHAPTER 49  DEPENDENCY AND ARY/CHINS PROCEEDINGS IN JUVENILE COURT
Beth Dillon, Jill Malat, Megan Valentine, and Bailey Zydek

CHAPTER 50  CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE
John W. Kydd

CHAPTER 51  NONPARENTAL CUSTODY AND RELATIVE VISITATION
Veronica Freitas

CHAPTERS  52–53 [RESERVED]

VOLUME  3

PART 9.  RESOLVING THE CASE WITHOUT TRIAL

CHAPTER 54  MARITAL AGREEMENTS
Stella L. Pitts and Nicholas Lovelace

CHAPTER 55  MEDIATION
Michael W. Bugni

CHAPTER 56  ADJUDICATIVE METHODS OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION: ARBITRATION,
 MED-ARB, AND SETTLEMENT OPTIONS
Jacqueline L. Jeske

CHAPTER 57  COLLABORATIVE LAW
Rachel Felbeck

PART 10.  CREATING NEW FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

CHAPTER 58  PARENTAGE
Janelle Carolyn Wilson

CHAPTER 59  TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
Neal T. Feinerman

CHAPTER 60  ADOPTION
David V. Anderson, Alexandra T. Keller, and Gretchen I. Korb-Nice

CHAPTER 61  GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP
Bruce R. Moen

CHAPTERS  62–63 [RESERVED]

PART 11.  POST-DECREE, ENFORCEMENT, AND ANCILLARY CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 64  FINALITY OF DECREES
Lynn P. Barker

CHAPTER 65  FAMILY LAW APPEALS
Catherine W. Smith and Valerie A. Villacin

CHAPTER 66  CHANGE OF NAME
Zeshan Khan

CHAPTER 67  USE OF THE CONTEMPT POWER IN DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Andre L. Lang

CHAPTER 68  POST-DECREE TRANSFERS OF PROPERTY AND ENFORCEMENT
Philip C. Tsai

CHAPTER 69  ASSETS AND LIABILITIES NOT DISPOSED OF BY THE DECREE
Philip C. Tsai

CHAPTER 70  HOMESTEADS
Emily J. Tsai and John H. O'Rourke

CHAPTER 71  INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW
Marguerite C. Smith and David B. Starks

CHAPTERS  72–73 [RESERVED]

PART 12.  HARMFUL CONDUCT

CHAPTER 74  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Mary L. Hammerly and Vincent Humphrey

CHAPTER 75  TORTS AND THE FAMILY
Ashley N. Gomez and Monica K. Cary

CHAPTER 76  INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT
Gerald A. Smith

CHAPTER 77  JUVENILE OFFENDERS
Todd L. Dowell

CHAPTERS  78–79 [RESERVED]

Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Index