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AGO Opinions with Topic: DISSOLUTION AND DIVORCE
AGO 1994 No. 17 >  October 3, 1994
COURTS - FILING FEES - DISSOLUTION AND DIVORCE
Filing fee applicable on the filing of a petition for modification of a dissolution decree or petitions for extension of judgment 1.  RCW 36.18.020(5) sets the fee for filing a petition for modification of a dissolution decree at $20; this fee applies whether the petition is filed in the county where the original decree was entered or in another county.  2.  RCW 36.18.025 requires that the county and state treasuries split fees filed for modification of a dissolution decree, the county to receive 54 percent and the state to receive 46 percent.  3.  A fee collected by a superior court pursuant to section 1, chapter 189, Laws of 1994, for the filing of a petition for extension of judgment, is not a fee set in RCW 36.18.020 and therefore is not subject to the split between the county and the state.
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