Non-Parent Custody Law Changes - IMPORTANT NOTICE

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Effective December 31, 2020, the Non-Parental Custody Statute (RCW 26.10) is repealed, and will be replaced by RCW 11.130.185 et Seq., the Uniform Guardianship Act – Minors. This memorandum will address how the Court is addressing pending cases. Effective January 1, 2021, the Court will dismiss any cases that do not have either a final order or a t...
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Air Quality Delays Jury Trials

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Due to the on-going health hazards related to poor air quality in our region, the Superior Court Judges have decided to continue all jury trials for the week of September 14, 2020 to the week of September 21, 2020.The judges made this decision based on input from the local Department of Emergency Management Department and Public Health Officials. "...
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Jury Trials Delayed until August 10

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For Immediate Release July 21, 2020 SUPERIOR COURT JURY TRIALS DELAYED UNTIL AUGUST 10, 2020 The Superior Court Judges in consultation with local public health officials have decided to delay the start of jury trials until at least August 10, 2020.Court staff have and will continue to do all they can to create the safest possible environment for ou...
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Superior Court Jury Trials Set Resume

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For Additional Information Contact:Staci Myklebust, County Clerk360-577-3016MyklebustS@co.cowlitz.wa.usChadwick M. Connors, Administrator 360-577-3085connorsc@co.cowlitz.wa.us On behalf of the Superior Court Judges, Clerk's Office and all court staff, we are pleased to announce Cowlitz County Superior Court is tentatively set to resume jury tr...
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COVID-19 Emergency Order 4-A, Modified

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After further review of the ongoing increases in the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases being reported by the County, the Court has determined that moving forward with in-person hearings for Superior and Juvenile Court is not advisable at this time. Effective immediately, we will be cancelling all currently set in person dockets. Accompanying th...
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Court Issues COVID-19 Emergency Order 3-A

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 Today, the Superior Court issued Emergency Order 3-A extending many court timelines, setting parameters for virtual hearings and other rule changes. The order can be downloaded form our website link below. https://www.cowlitzsuperiorcourt.us/general-forms/314-covid-19-emergency-order-3-a/viewdocument/314 For more information or questions, con...
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