Title 4 - Proceedings to Terminate Parent-Child Relationship
JuCR 4.1: INVOKING JURISDICTION OF JUVENILE COURT
Juvenile court jurisdiction is invoked over a proceeding to terminate a parent-child relationship by filing a petition.
JuCR 4.2: PLEADINGS
A petition requesting the termination of a parent-child relationship may be filed in the juvenile court. The petition shall conform to the requirements of rule 3.3, shall be verified, and shall state the facts which underlie each of the allegations required by RCW 13.34.180.
(b) Amendment of Petition.
A petition may be amended as provided in rule 3.5.
A party may answer a petition as provided in rule 3.6.
JuCR 4.3: NOTICE OF TERMINATION HEARING
(b) Indian Children.
If the petitioner knows or has reason to know that the juvenile is an Indian child as defined by the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, the petitioner shall notify the child's tribe in the manner required by RCW 13.34.070(10) and 25 U.S.C. 1912.