RULE 5. MARRIAGE DISSOLUTIONS A. Marriage dissolution petitions shall be accompanied by a vital statistics form. B. At the final dissolution hearing, if the proposed Findings of Fact are verified by the petitioner and there has been no formal appearance by the other party, the personal appearance by the petitioner is not required. C. If uncontested, the attorney for the appearing party shall deliver a copy of the decree to his client and mail a copy to the other party with the Court file mark indicated thereon. D. Child support payments shall be made to the Washington State Support Registry, or other person entitled to receive the payments under an alternate payment plan approved by the Court as provided in RCW 26.23.050. E. In all contested hearings or trials in domestic relations matters, each party shall serve on the opposing party a written pre-trial information form specified by the Court at least 10 days prior to trial. F. Application for temporary restraining orders, support money, suit money, and attorney’s fees shall be made on written motion supported by affidavit, signed by the movant, and may be supported or controverted by oral testimony. G. In all show cause orders where a party is directed to “personally” appear and show cause, said party shall appear in person and subject himself to examination by counsel. Any such party must be given at least 5 days’ notice of the time and place of the show cause hearing. H. Under RCW 26.19, state guidelines have been established for child support, and this Court will follow such guidelines.
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