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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
Since the two of you never married and the house is only in your name, he is legally considered your tenant. That means you can ask him to leave at any time by giving twenty days written notice prior to the end of a given month. Meaning that notice given now would be effective August 31. RCW 59.18.200. The notice must be in writing. It's best if you can have a third party adult hand it to him, so you have someone to testify that he received the notice. If he won't take it from you, you're allowed to place it at his feet and walk away. That's still considered service.
If he refuses to leave, then you can go to court and have him evicted as soon as the notice period ends.
You also have a right to go to court and file paperwork to establish a parenting plan and child support for the your daughter. You're allowed to establish a parenting plan while still living with the father. Primary custody is decided based on what's in the best interests of the child. This packet gives you a thorough overview of the process, so it's a good starting point.
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