Lake Stevens, WA asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Washington

Q: My child’s father recently moved to California, me and the child live in Washington, we don’t have a parenting plan...

The father doesn’t pay child support, he doesn’t help out with finances or essentials, he told me the day of that he was moving to a different state. He is always bugging me about talking to her on the phone, can I get in trouble for not letting them talk? Do I have to have contact with him?

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Marc Andrew Moses
Marc Andrew Moses
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • GIG HARBOR, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: I wouldn't wait to see if you are going to get in trouble for not allowing your child to talk to the other parent. There may be reasons to do so, but I would rather see you present the issue to the court and get a judge to issue an order.

If the child resides in Washington, you can file a petition in Superior Court in the county where the child lives, then ask for a parenting plan and a child support order, the two issues mentioned in your question, as well as other issues that may affect you and your child.

I would recommend that you consult with a family law attorney to discuss the details of your particular issues, since every situation is different.

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