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Washington Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law Form

Petitioner must file this form with the Court to ascertain is s/he is eligible for a divorce filing. At the same time, this allows the Petitioner to present her/his reasons for filing.Download

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Fndngs of Fact and Concl of Law (FNFCL) – Page 1 of 10 
WPF DR 04.0300 Mandatory (6/2008) – CR 52; RCW 26.09.030; .070(3) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Superior Court of Washington 
County of 
 
In re the Marriage of: 
 
 
Petitioner, 
and 
 
 
Respondent.	
 
No. 
 
Findings of Fact and 
Conclusions of Law  
(Marriage) 
(FNFCL) 	
 
I. Basis for Findings 	
 
The findings are based on: 
 
[ ]  agreement. 
[ ]  an order of default signed by the court on this date or dated _____________________________. 
[ ]  trial.  The following people attended: 
 
 [ ] Petitioner. 
 [ ] Petitioner’s Lawyer. 
 [ ] Respondent. 
 [ ] Respondent’s Lawyer. 
 [ ] Other: 
 	
II. Findings of Fact 	
 
Upon the basis of the court records, the court Finds: 
 	
2.1  Residency of Petitioner 
 
The Petitioner 
 
[ ]  is a resident of the state of Washington. 
[ ]  is not a resident of the state of Washington. 
[ ]  is a member of the armed forces and has been stationed in this state for at least 90 days.

Fndngs of Fact and Concl of Law (FNFCL) – Page 2 of 10 
WPF DR 04.0300 Mandatory (6/2008) – CR 52; RCW 26.09.030; .070(3) 
2.2  Notice to the Respondent 	
 
The respondent 
 
[ ]  appeared, responded or joined in the petition. 
[ ]  was served in the following manner: 
 
 	
2.3  Basis of Personal Jurisdiction Over the Respondent 
 
[ ]  There are no facts to establish personal jurisdiction over the respondent. 
[ ]  The facts below establish personal jurisdiction over the respondent. 
 
    [ ]  The respondent is currently residing in Washington. 
    [ ]  The parties lived in Washington during their marriage and the petitioner continues
      to reside, or be a member of the armed forces stationed, in this state. 
    [ ]  The parties may have conceived a child while within Washington. 
  [ ] Other: 
 
 
 
2.4  Date and Place of Marriage 
 
The parties were married on (date) ____________________________________ at  
(city and state only) ___________________________________________________________. 
 
2.5  Status of the Parties 
 
Husband and wife separated on (date) ____________________________________. 
  
2.6 Status of Marriage 
 
[ ]  The marriage is irretrievably broken and at least 90 days have elapsed since the date the 
petition was filed and since the date the summons was served or the respondent joined. 
[ ]  The petitioner wishes to be legally separated. 
[ ]  The petitioner is petitioning for a declaration concerning the invalidity of the marriage. 
 The court 	
finds 	the following facts concerning the validity of the marriage:

Fndngs of Fact and Concl of Law (FNFCL) – Page 3 of 10 
WPF DR 04.0300 Mandatory (6/2008) – CR 52; RCW 26.09.030; .070(3) 
2.7  Separation Contract or Prenuptial Agreement 
 
[ ]  There is no written separation contract or prenuptial agreement. 
[ ]  A written separation contract or prenuptial agreement was executed on 
  (date) __________________________________  and is incorporated herein. 
 
    [ ]  The separation contract or prenuptial agreement should be approved. 
    [ ]  The separation contract or prenuptial agreement should not be approved because: 
 
 
 
 [ ] Other: 
 
 
2.8 Community Property 
 
[ ]  The parties do not have real or personal community property. 
[ ]  The parties have real or personal community property as set forth in Exhibit ____.  This 
exhibit is attached or filed and incorporated by reference as part of these findings. 
[ ]  The parties have real or personal community property as set forth in the separation 
contract or prenuptial agreement referenced above. 
[ ]  The parties have the following real or personal community property: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[ ]  Other: 
 
 
 
2.9 Separate Property 
 
[ ]  The husband has no real or personal separate property. 
[ ]  The wife has no real or personal separate property. 
[ ]  The parties have separate property as set forth in the separation contract or prenuptial 
agreement referenced above. 
[ ]  The husband has real or personal separate property as set forth in Exhibit ____.  This 
exhibit is attached or filed and incorporated by reference as part of these findings. 
[ ]  The wife has real or personal separate property as set forth in Exhibit _____.  This exhibit 
is attached or filed and incorporated by reference as part of these findings. 
 
[ ]  The husband has the following real or personal separate property:

Fndngs of Fact and Concl of Law (FNFCL) – Page 4 of 10 
WPF DR 04.0300 Mandatory (6/2008) – CR 52; RCW 26.09.030; .070(3) 	
 
 
 
 
 
[ ]  The wife has the following real or personal separate property: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[ ]  Other: 
 
 
 	
2.10 Community Liabilities 
 
[ ]  There are no known community liabilities. 
[ ]  The parties have incurred community liabilities as set forth in Exhibit _____.  This 
exhibit is attached or filed and incorporated by reference as part of these findings. 
[ ]  The parties have community liabilities as set forth in the separation contract or prenuptial   
agreement referenced above. 
[ ]  The parties have incurred the following community liabilities: 
 
    Creditor	
   Amount	 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[ ]  Other: 
 
 	
2.11 Separate Liabilities 
 
[ ]  The husband has no known separate liabilities. 
[ ]  The wife has no known separate liabilities. 
[ ]  The husband has incurred separate liabilities as set forth in Exhibit ____.  This exhibit is  
attached or filed and incorporated by reference as part of these findings. 
[ ]  The parties have separate liabilities as set forth in the separation contract or prenuptial 
agreement referenced above. 
[ ]  The wife has incurred separate liabilities as set forth in Exhibit ____.  This exhibit is 
attached or filed and incorporated by reference as part of these findings.

Fndngs of Fact and Concl of Law (FNFCL) – Page 5 of 10 
WPF DR 04.0300 Mandatory (6/2008) – CR 52; RCW 26.09.030; .070(3) 	
 
[ ]  The husband has incurred the following separate liabilities: 
 
    Creditor	
   Amount	 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[ ]  The wife has incurred the following separate liabilities: 
 
    Creditor	
   Amount	 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[ ]  Other: 
 	
2.12 Maintenance  
 
[ ]  Maintenance was not requested. 
[ ]  Maintenance shall be paid as set forth in the separation contract or prenuptial agreement 
referenced above. 
[ ]  Maintenance should not be ordered because: 
 
 
 
[ ]  Maintenance should be ordered because: 
 
 
 
[ ]  Other: 
 
 
 
2.13  Continuing Restraining Order 
 
[ ]  Does not apply.  
[ ]  A continuing restraining order against the [ ] husband [ ] wife [ ] both parties is necessary 
because: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[ ]  Other:

Fndngs of Fact and Concl of Law (FNFCL) – Page 6 of 10 
WPF DR 04.0300 Mandatory (6/2008) – CR 52; RCW 26.09.030; .070(3) 	
 	
2.14 Protection Order 
 
[ ]  Does not apply. 
[ ]  The [ ] domestic violence [ ] antiharassment Order for Protection signed by the court on 
this date or dated ______________________, is approved and incorporated as part of 
these findings. 
 
2.15 Fees and Costs 
 
[ ]  There is no award of fees or costs. 
[ ]  Attorney fees, other professional fees and costs shall be paid as set forth in the separation 
contract or prenuptial agreement referenced above. 
[ ]  The [ ] husband [ ] wife has the need for the payment of fees and costs and the other 
spouse has the ability to pay these fees and costs. The [ ] husband [ ] wife has incurred 
reasonable attorney fees and costs in the amount of $____________________. 
[ ]  Other: 
 
 
 
2.16 Pregnancy 
 
[ ]  The wife is not pregnant. 
  [ ]  The wife is pregnant. Note: Under RCW 26.26.116, the husband is the presumed 
father. If husband or wife believes the husband is not the father, this presumption 
may be challenged up to two years after the birth of the child or as otherwise 
provided in RCW 26.26.500 through 26.26.625. 
 
[ ]  Other: 
 
 
2.17 Dependent Children 
 
[ ]  The parties have no dependent children of this marriage. 
[ ]  The children listed below are dependent upon either or both spouses. 
 
 Name of    Mother’s  Father’s 
 Child	
   Age	   Name	   Name	 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[ ]  Other:

Fndngs of Fact and Concl of Law (FNFCL) – Page 7 of 10 
WPF DR 04.0300 Mandatory (6/2008) – CR 52; RCW 26.09.030; .070(3) 
2.18  Jurisdiction Over the Children 
 
[ ]  Does not apply because there are no dependent children. 
[ ]  This court does not have jurisdiction over the children. 
[ ]  This court has jurisdiction over the children for the reasons set forth below. 
 
[ ]  This court has exclusive continuing jurisdiction.  The court has previously made 
a child custody, parenting plan, residential schedule or visitation determination in 
this matter and retains jurisdiction under RCW 26.27.211. 
 
[ ]  This state is the home state of the children because: 
 
  [ ]  the children lived in Washington with a parent or a person acting as a 
parent for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the 
commencement of this proceeding. 
      [ ]  the children are less than six months old and have lived in Washington  
with a parent or a person acting as parent since birth. 
      [ ]  any absences from Washington have been only temporary. 
[ ]  Washington was the home state of the children within six months before 
the commencement of this proceeding and the children are absent from 
the state but a parent or person acting as a parent continued to live in this 
state. 
 
[ ]  The children and the parents or the children and at least one parent or person acting 
as a parent, have significant connection with the state other than mere physical 
presence; and substantial evidence is available in this state concerning the children’s 
care, protection, training and personal relationships; and 
 
  [ ]  the children have no home state elsewhere. 
[ ]  the children’s home state has declined to exercise jurisdiction on the 
ground that this state is the more appropriate forum under RCW 6.27.261 
or .271. 
 
[ ]  All courts in the children’s home state have declined to exercise jurisdiction on the 
ground that a court of this state is the more appropriate forum to determine the 
custody of the children under RCW 26.27.261 or .271. 
 
[ ]  No other state has jurisdiction. 
 
[ ]  This court has temporary emergency jurisdiction over this proceeding because 
the children are present in this state and the children have been abandoned or it is 
necessary in an emergency to protect the children because the children, or a 
sibling or parent of the children is subjected to or threatened with abuse.   
RCW 26.27.231. 
 
    [ ]  There is a previous custody determination that is entitled to be enforced 
under this chapter or a child custody proceeding has been commenced in 
a court of a state having jurisdiction under RCW 26.27.201 through 
26.27.221.  The requirements of RCW 26.27.231(3) apply to this matter.  
This state’s jurisdiction over the children shall last until  
(date) _______________________________.

Fndngs of Fact and Concl of Law (FNFCL) – Page 8 of 10 
WPF DR 04.0300 Mandatory (6/2008) – CR 52; RCW 26.09.030; .070(3) 	
 
  [ ]  There is no previous custody determination that is entitled to be enforced 
under this chapter and a child custody proceeding has not been 
commenced in a court of a state having jurisdiction under RCW 
26.27.201 through 26.27.221.  If an action is not filed in (potential home 
state) _____________________ by the time the child has been in 
Washington for six months, (date) _________________________, then 
Washington's jurisdiction will be final and continuing. 
 
 [ ] Other:  
 
 
 
 	
2.19 Parenting Plan 
 
[ ]  Does not apply. 
[ ]  The parenting plan signed by the court on this date or dated ______________________, 
is approved and incorporated as part of these findings. 
 
  [ ]  This parenting plan is the result of an agreement of the parties. 
 [ ] Other: 
 
 
 
2.20 Child Support 
 
[ ]  Does not apply. 
[ ]  There are children in need of support and child support should be set pursuant to the 
Washington State Child Support Schedule.  The Order of Child Support signed by the court 
on this date or dated ________________________________, and the child support 
worksheet, which has been approved by the court, are incorporated by reference in these 
findings. 
[ ]  Other: 
 
 
 
2.21 Other

Fndngs of Fact and Concl of Law (FNFCL) – Page 9 of 10 
WPF DR 04.0300 Mandatory (6/2008) – CR 52; RCW 26.09.030; .070(3) 	
III.  Conclusions of Law 	
 
The court makes the following conclusions of law from the foregoing findings of fact: 
 
3.1 Jurisdiction 
 
  [ ]  The court has jurisdiction to enter a decree in this matter. 
 [ ] Other: 
 
 
 
 
3.2  Granting a Decree 	 
 
  [ ]  The parties should be granted a decree. 
 [ ] Other: 
 
 
 
 	
3.3 Pregnancy 
 
  [ ]  Does not apply. 
[ ]  The wife is pregnant.  Any challenge to the husband’s presumed paternity shall be 
initiated by:  1) signing and filing a valid denial of paternity and a valid 
acknowledgement of paternity under RCW 26.26.300 through 26.26.375; or, 2) a 
proceeding to determine the parentage of the unborn child under RCW 26.26.500 through 
26.26.625. 
 
3.4 Disposition 
 
The court should determine the marital status of the parties, make provision for a parenting plan 
for any minor children of the marriage, make provision for the support of any minor child of the 
marriage entitled to support, consider or approve provision for maintenance of either spouse, 
make provision for the disposition of property and liabilities of the parties, make provision for the 
allocation of the children as federal tax exemptions, make provision for any necessary continuing 
restraining orders, and make provision for the change of name of any party.  The distribution of 
property and liabilities as set forth in the decree is fair and equitable. 
 
3.5  Continuing Restraining Order 	 
 
  [ ]  Does not apply. 
  [ ]  A continuing restraining order should be entered. 
 	
3.6  Protection Order  
 
  [ ]  Does not apply. 
  [ ]  A [ ] domestic violence [ ] antiharassment Order for Protection should be entered.

Fndngs of Fact and Concl of Law (FNFCL) – Page 10 of 10 
WPF DR 04.0300 Mandatory (6/2008) – CR 52; RCW 26.09.030; .070(3) 
3.7  Attorney Fees and Costs  
 
  [ ]  Does not apply. 
  [ ]  Attorney fees, other professional fees and costs should be paid. 
 
3.8 Other 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dated: ____________________________________  _______________________________________ 
       	
Judge/Commissioner 	
 
       Approved for entry: 
Presented by:      Notice of presentation waived: 
 
 
_________________________________________ _______________________________________ 
Signature of Party or Lawyer/WSBA No.  Signature of Party or Lawyer/WSBA No.   
 
 
_________________________________________ _______________________________________ 
Print or Type Name      Date   Print or Type Name      Date
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