Need help with our case. The children live in california. They were born in Mexico. They moved to California in 2015 with their mother who chose not to allow contact with my husband as soon as she arrived in the US. My husband moved here to Washington from Mexico in 2010 so has have never lived in... View More
For child support, the state where the children live is where jurisdiction is proper. If the children live in California, California has full power to establish a child support obligation and require your husband to pay.
UIFSA and UCCJEA are what are known as uniform law. They are created...View More
In previous order if child support was in arrears he couldn't claim. That was forgotten in new orders. It does state he claims oldest. I have paid all childcare and medical expenses while he refused to follow orders. Support enforcement is garnishing but I have to wait until next year to file... View More
Yes. You can look at the requirements in RCW 11.130 states all the requirements for a minor guardianship. It makes no difference if the birth certificate is complete or not. You must give notice to both parents.
Now, if you are named the guardian for the minor child, you may also want to...View More
I live in Washington state and my daughters dad tried to serve me a parenting plan but he had it served at an address when I was not a resident. He served it to my friends apartment. When she was informed that it was for me she told the server I did not live there and she would not except so the... View More
You are right that person service requires service at your place of residence or to you directly. So if someone attempted to serve you at a place you do not live, service was not proper. This is true even if your friend later delivers the documents to you.
Someone tried to serve me court papers but sent them to a friend of mines apartment. She recorded the man serving the papers. When she told him I did not live there and she did not except he threw the paperwork down on the ground in front of her and left. Technically I not been served yet....what... View More
This really depends on the type of case. The reality is that if this is a family case, you will be found and service done properly. Moreover, serving documents incorrectly does not get a case thrown out.
The risk you run at doing nothing at this time is that you could have orders entered...View More
It can be difficult when dealing with an ex who has their own emotional problems. While Washington law favors parenting plans where both parents are able to parent according to their own style, it can be possible to limit and condition the time the other parent spends with the child.
set up. We have a lot of equity in the home. Am I losing out on anything by moving out? I’m only taking my personal things and he wants to still live there. I rented an apartment and bought myself new furniture. I want a peaceful separation or divorce. Do I really need to do anything to... View More
She is the custodial parent but we have 50/50 say regarding major medical decisions. She has stopped me twice now (during my visitation) by contacting every pharmacy in our rural area and complained saying she doesn't consent and now no one will give my son the vaccine stating they dont want... View More
When two parents disagree about medical decisions, the first step is always to follow the alternate dispute resolution provisions of your parenting plan. This can be mediation, arbitration or counseling.
After you have gone through that process, you would be able to directly to the Court....View More
She was assaulting me and recorded me when I finally lost my cool . We’re broken up and she won’t let me see my son . She’s trying to cut me out of the picture and has another man around him . I just want to be able to see my son . Do I stand a chance in court ?
Important things like there's already a parenting plan in place in a parenting plan modification case. He also started our first phone call before fully reading my statement and looking at the evidence i submitted. He doesn't seem like he's really getting it and/or isn't really... View More
We filed a custody case in 2020 for our daughter. We decided in 2021 to work things out in the middle of our custody case. I got pregnant again and now just gave birth to our 2nd child. The case is still pending but it doesn’t include our newborn son. Can I add him to the case or will I have to... View More
Yes. You will need to amend the petition that started your case. But that is possible to do when there are new facts. You may want to find an attorney to help so that you don't waste your precious time trying to figure out how that works.
The father will, of course, need to be on the...View More
I have a trust that is written some time ago by an attorney who is no longer alive.
Much have happened since, and the question is, at what point is a new trust for someone with an existing trust ("Restatement of Trust”?) is created rather than just a trust by the same name but with... View More
We have been legally separated since 2009. We have a house that we bought a year and a 1 1/2 ago. She wants to sell that. Her family gave us the property 3 and a 1/2 years ago. But only put it in her name. We live in Skagit County in Washington State.
Is your divorce final? Do you have any ongoing action?
Obviously, she shouldn't have gone into your room. Getting the documents back can be difficult, if you have an ongoing case, you can require her to provide them through the Court. If you do not, your options are a little more...View More
I am just needing to know what I do when he turns 18, do I need to go to court to terminate those 2 things, or do they just end automatically when he turns 18? I obviously do not want to keep paying child support at 18, but do owe a small amount of back support, and also obviously don't either... View More
The parenting plan will terminate automatically when your child turns 18.
Child support can be a little different. There is a termination date on the order. It will state something like this order ends when the child reaches 18. Often it is after he or she graduates high school or turns...View More
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