(1) In an action brought under this chapter, the court may inquire into the ability
of the parent or parents of the child to pay child support and may enter an order
of child support as set forth in chapter 26.19 RCW. The court may enforce the same by execution, or in any way in which a court of equity
may enforce its decrees. All child support orders entered pursuant to this chapter shall be in compliance
with the provisions of RCW 26.23.050.
(2) For purposes of this section, if a dependent child's parent is an unmarried minor
parent or pregnant minor applicant, then the parent or parents of the minor shall
also be deemed a parent or parents of the dependent child. However, liability for child support under this subsection only exists if the parent
or parents of the unmarried minor parent or pregnant minor applicant are provided
the opportunity for a hearing on their ability to provide support. Any child support order requiring such a parent or parents to provide support for
the minor parent's child may be effective only until the minor parent reaches eighteen
years of age.
(3) In the absence of a court order setting support, the department may establish
an administrative order for support upon receipt of a referral or application for
support enforcement services.
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