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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1979 NO. 5 > Mar 21 1979

(1) Where a court, in conjunction with marriage dissolution proceedings, either by way of a temporary order or as a part of the final decree of dissolution itself, awards future payments of maintenance or child support, that order constitutes a judgment to be entered in the county clerk's execution docket pursuant to RCW 4.64.080. (2) Such an order or decree also constitutes a "judgment" which would support a petition for a writ of garnishment pursuant to RCW 7.33.010(1)(c).

AGLO 1981 NO. 8 > Apr 15 1981

A district justice court has the authority, under RCW 6.32.010 and 6.32.015, to order examination of judgment debtors personally or by written interrogatories.

AGLO 1982 NO. 19 > Jul 30 1982

A county clerk is not authorized to impose an additional filing fee, pursuant to RCW 36.18.020 when a judgment creditor, after filing the abstract of judgment (and paying the fee which is then required) commences supplemental proceedings.

AGLO 1979 NO. 34 > Oct 10 1979

RCW 4.56.210, as amended by § 1, chapter 236, Laws of 1979, 1st Ex. Sess., does not authorize a superior court clerk to issue a writ of execution on a civil judgment more than six years, but less than ten years, after the rendition thereof; instead, that issue remains governed by the provisions of RCW 6.04.010.

AGO 1966 NO. 124 > Dec 27 1966

The registrant of a foreign judgment, under chapter 6.36 RCW, may not cause execution, or garnishment under RCW 7.32.010 (3), to issue upon the judgment so registered prior to the time that said judgment is reduced to a judgment of this state.