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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1985 NO. 10 > Jun 27 1985

It is not legally necessary, in order for a previously married woman to change her last name following a dissolution of marriage, for her to seek and obtain a court order so changing her name pursuant to RCW 4.24.130 or RCW 26.09.150.

AGLO 1973 NO. 82 > Jul 25 1973

Under the provisions of § 12, chapter 157, Laws of 1973, Ex. Sess., if the court orders that support or maintenance payments be made to the clerk of court as trustee for remittance to the person entitled to receive the payments, this will require that the support or maintenance payments be made into, and then subsequently disbursed out of, the county clerk's trust fund as provided for in RCW 36.48.090.