Local Juvenile Court Rule 3.9 GUARDIANSHIP IN JUVENILE COURT (A) Generally. Any party to a dependency proceeding may file a petition requesting that guardianship be created as to a dependent child pursuant to RCW 13.34.230. (B) Procedure. Once a petition has been filed with the Clerk of the Court, the petitioner shall: 1. Notify the Department of Social and Health Services; 2. Schedule a date and time for a hearing on the petition and file a Notice and Summons stating such information; (C) Order. If the court establishes a guardianship pursuant to RCW 13.34.231, it shall enter an Order to that effect. In addition, the Order shall address: 1. The appropriate frequency of visitation between the parent(s) and child; 2. The need for continued involvement of the supervising agency and the nature of that involvement, if any; 3. Notice that any party may seek modification of the guardianship pursuant to RCW 13.34.150; and 4. Any other appropriate matter. [Adopted effective April 1, 1988, Amended effective September 1, 2006, September 1, 2012]
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