A review of the dependency case In Re Dependency of A.P. that went through the Washington Court of Appeals in November 2013.
By Christina A. Meserve and Charles E. Szurszewsk, family lawyers
A dependency proceeding brought by DSHS was dismissed. Was the mother therefore entitled to attorney’s fees under RCW 4.84.350, The Equal Access to Justice Act? No. The act only applies to judicial review of an agency action. A dependency proceeding does not qualify.
Christina A. Meserve and Charles E. Szurszewski practice family law in Olympia, Washington with the law firm of Connolly Tacon & Meserve.