What happens to the support provisions of a temporary child support order on a case that has been dismissed?
Scenario: A temporary child support order is entered in a case, but nothing happens for a year after entry of that temporary order. The case qualifies for clerk's dismissal. Notice is sent to required parties and no one objects. The clerk presents the order of dismissal; it's signed. The clerk notifies WSSR that the case is dismissed. What happens to the support provisions of the temporary support order for the case that has been dismissed?
If the case is dismissed, the temporary child support order ends, pursuant to RCW 26.09.060.
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