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In re the Visitation Rights with Justin Ross Wolcott David L Clay v Lisa L Wolcott Reconsideration denied May 23 1997 Justin Wolcott was born April 10 1986 After Justin was born Justins mother Lisa Wolcott began a relationship with David Clay The three lived together from May 1988 until 1992 During this time Clay developed a relationship with the child in which he viewed himself as a psychological parent After Wolcott and Clay separated Clay continued to see Justin however the relations between Wolcott and Clay deteriorated and in November Clay petitioned to establish visitation rights with Justin A court commissioner entered a temporary order allowing visitation every other weekend On motion for revision by Wolcott visitation was reduced to one Saturday per month Wolcott then appealed the order to division one arguing that Clay lacked standing to seek visitation The appeal was dismissed because Wolcott failed to show that the trial court had committed obvious probable error Then in a trial in 1995 Clays petition for visitation was dismissed due to lack of standing to seek visitation because he is not related to Justin and no custody action was pending It also awarded Wolcott attorney fees The question before the court is whether a non parent petitioner has standing to petition for visitation rights with a child outside the context of custody or dissolution proceedings As stated in the Revised Code of Washington 2610160 Any person may petition the court for visitation rights at any time including but not limited to custody proceedings The court may order visitation rights for any person when visitation may serve the best interest of the child whether or not there has been any change of circumstances In this case the court quickly determined that this statute was not a statute that is clear on its face and must therefore be construed as a whole due to the chance that the literal
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