Form FL Divorce204 "Petition for Legal Separation (Registered Domestic Partnership)" - Washington

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Download Form FL Divorce204 "Petition for Legal Separation (Registered Domestic Partnership)" - Washington

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Superior Court of Washington, County of
In re the domestic partnership of:
Petitioner (person who started this case):
No.
Petition for Legal Separation (Registered
Domestic Partnership)
And Respondent (other domestic partner):
(PTLGSP)
Petition for Legal Separation
(Registered Domestic Partnership)
Use this form only if your domestic partnership was registered with a state (not a city or county).
Do not use this form if you are married or have a state registered domestic partnership that converted into a
marriage by law on June 30, 2014. Use the Petition for Legal Separation (Marriage), form FL Divorce 203, instead.
1.
Information about the parties
Petitioner lives in (county):
(state):
Respondent lives in (county):
(state):
2.
Information about the domestic partnership
(check all that apply):
We registered our domestic partnership in the State of:
on (date):
.
At that time, we lived in (city and state):
.
[ ] We currently live in the same household.
[ ] We began living in separate households on (date):
.
RCW 26.09.020
Petition for Legal Separation
Mandatory Form (03/2020)
(Registered Domestic Partnership)
FL Divorce 204
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Superior Court of Washington, County of
In re the domestic partnership of:
Petitioner (person who started this case):
No.
Petition for Legal Separation (Registered
Domestic Partnership)
And Respondent (other domestic partner):
(PTLGSP)
Petition for Legal Separation
(Registered Domestic Partnership)
Use this form only if your domestic partnership was registered with a state (not a city or county).
Do not use this form if you are married or have a state registered domestic partnership that converted into a
marriage by law on June 30, 2014. Use the Petition for Legal Separation (Marriage), form FL Divorce 203, instead.
1.
Information about the parties
Petitioner lives in (county):
(state):
Respondent lives in (county):
(state):
2.
Information about the domestic partnership
(check all that apply):
We registered our domestic partnership in the State of:
on (date):
.
At that time, we lived in (city and state):
.
[ ] We currently live in the same household.
[ ] We began living in separate households on (date):
.
RCW 26.09.020
Petition for Legal Separation
Mandatory Form (03/2020)
(Registered Domestic Partnership)
FL Divorce 204
p. 1 of 11
3.
Request for legal separation
I ask the court for a legal separation and to find that our domestic partnership community
ended on (check one):
[ ] the date this Petition is filed.
[ ] (date):
, which is when (check all that apply):
[ ] one of us moved to a separate household.
[ ] we separated our assets and debts.
[ ] we agreed the domestic partnership community ended.
[ ] other (specify):
4.
Jurisdiction over the partners
The court has jurisdiction over the domestic partnership because at least one of the
partners lives in Washington State, or is stationed in this state as a member of the armed
forces.
[ ] The court has personal jurisdiction over the Respondent because (check all that
apply):
[ ] The Respondent lives in Washington State.
[ ] The Petitioner and Respondent lived in Washington State while they were
registered domestic partners, and the Petitioner still lives in this state or is
stationed in this state as a member of the armed forces.
[ ] The Petitioner and Respondent may have conceived a child together in this state.
[ ] Other (specify):
[ ] The court does not have personal jurisdiction over the Respondent. (This may limit the
court’s ability to divide property and debts, award money, set child support or
maintenance, or approve a restraining order or protection order.)
5.
Is one of the partners pregnant?
Note: The law considers the other partner to be the parent of any child born
(Check one):
during the registered domestic partnership or within 300 days after it ends. If
[ ] No [ ] Yes
the other partner is not the parent, either partner may file a Petition to Decide
Parentage (form FL Parentage 301) in court. In most cases, the deadline to
If Yes, who is pregnant?
file the Petition to Decide Parentage is before the child turns four. (See
[ ] Petitioner
RCW 26.26A.115, 26.26A.435.)
If everyone agrees, both partners and the child’s biological father can sign an
[ ] Respondent
Acknowledgment (and Denial) of Parentage. Those forms must be notarized
and filed with the Washington State Registrar of Vital Statistics to be valid.
RCW 26.09.020
Petition for Legal Separation
Mandatory Form (03/2020)
(Registered Domestic Partnership)
FL Divorce 204
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6.
Children of the domestic partnership
[ ] My domestic partner and I have no children together who are still dependent.
7
(Skip to
.)
[ ] My domestic partner and I have the following children together who are still dependent
(only list children you and your partner have together, not children from other
relationships):
Child’s name
Age
Child’s name
Age
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
Children’s home/s
a.
During the past 5 years have any of the children lived:
 on an Indian reservation,
 outside Washington state,
 in a foreign country, or
 with anyone who is not a party to this case?
[ ] No. (Skip to b.)
[ ] Yes. (Fill out below to show where each child has lived during the last 5
years.)
In which state, Indian
Dates
Children
Lived with
reservation, or foreign
country
From:
[ ] All children
[ ] Petitioner
[ ] Respondent
To:
[ ] (Name/s):
[ ] Other (name):
From:
[ ] All children
[ ] Petitioner
[ ] Respondent
To:
[ ] (Name/s):
[ ] Other (name):
From:
[ ] All children
[ ] Petitioner
[ ] Respondent
To:
[ ] (Name/s):
[ ] Other (name):
From:
[ ] All children
[ ] Petitioner
[ ] Respondent
To:
[ ] (Name/s):
[ ] Other (name):
From:
[ ] All children
[ ] Petitioner
[ ] Respondent
To:
[ ] (Name/s):
[ ] Other (name):
RCW 26.09.020
Petition for Legal Separation
Mandatory Form (03/2020)
(Registered Domestic Partnership)
FL Divorce 204
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b.
Other people with a legal right to spend time with a child
Do you know of anyone besides you and your partner who has (or claims to
have) a legal right to spend time with any of the children?
(Check one): [ ] No. (Skip to c.) [ ] Yes. (Fill out below.)
Name of person
Children this person may have
the right to spend time with
[ ] All children
[ ] (Name/s):
[ ] All children
[ ] (Name/s):
c.
Other court cases involving a child
Do you know of any court cases involving any of the children?
7
(Check one): [ ] No. (Skip to
.) [ ] Yes. (Fill out below.)
Kind of case
County and State
Case number
Children
(Family Law, Criminal,
and year
Protection Order, Juvenile,
Dependency, Other)
[ ] All children
[ ] (Name/s):
[ ] All children
[ ] (Name/s):
[ ] All children
[ ] (Name/s):
[ ] All children
[ ] (Name/s):
7.
(RCW 26.27.201 – .221, .231, .261, .271)
Jurisdiction over the children
[ ] Does not apply. My domestic partner and I have no children together who are still
dependent.
[ ] The court can approve a Parenting Plan for the children my domestic partner and I
have together because (check all that apply; if a box applies to all of the children, you
may write “the children” instead of listing names):
[ ] Exclusive, continuing jurisdiction – A Washington court has already made a
custody order or parenting plan for the children, and the court still has authority to
make other orders for (children’s names):
.
RCW 26.09.020
Petition for Legal Separation
Mandatory Form (03/2020)
(Registered Domestic Partnership)
FL Divorce 204
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[ ] Home state jurisdiction – Washington is the children’s home state because
(check all that apply):
[ ] (Children’s names):
lived in Washington with
a parent or someone acting as a parent for at least the 6 months just before
this case was filed, or if the children are less than 6 months old, they have
lived in Washington with a parent or someone acting as a parent since
birth.
[ ] There were times the children were not in Washington in the 6 months
just before this case was filed (or since birth if they are less than 6
months old), but those were temporary absences.
[ ] (Children’s names):
do not live in Washington
right now, but Washington was the children’s home state sometime in the 6
months just before this case was filed, and a parent or someone acting as a
parent of the children still lives in Washington.
[ ] (Children’s names):
do not have another
home state.
[ ] No home state or home state declined – No court of any other state (or tribe)
has the jurisdiction to make decisions for (children’s names):
, or a court in the children’s home
state (or tribe) decided it is better to have this case in Washington and:
The children and a parent or someone acting as a parent have ties to
Washington beyond just living here; and
There is a lot of information (substantial evidence) about the children’s care,
protection, education and relationships in this state.
[ ] Other state declined – The courts in other states (or tribes) that might be (children’s
’s home state have
names):
refused to take this case because it is better to have this case in Washington.
[ ] Temporary emergency jurisdiction – The court can make decisions for
(children’s names):
because the
children are in this state now and were abandoned here or need emergency
protection because the children (or the children’s parent, brother or sister) were
abused or threatened with abuse. (Check one):
[ ] A custody case involving the children was filed in the children’s home state
(name of state or tribe):
. Washington
should take temporary emergency jurisdiction over the children until the
Petitioner can get a court order from the children’s home state (or tribe).
[ ] There is no valid custody order or open custody case in the children’s
home state (name of state or tribe):
.
If no case is filed in the children’s home state (or tribe) by the time the
children have been in Washington for 6 months, (date):
,
Washington should have final jurisdiction over the children.
[ ] Other reason (specify):
[ ] The court cannot approve a Parenting Plan because the court does not have
jurisdiction over the children.
RCW 26.09.020
Petition for Legal Separation
Mandatory Form (03/2020)
(Registered Domestic Partnership)
FL Divorce 204
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