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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: Can my sons mom hold a video of me being aggressive from a long time ago over my head for custody of my son ?

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 ?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for Washington on
Q: I have a protection order against me and I'm not allowed to return home.

Am I able to call and have her new bf trespassed from that residence

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Q: What can I do to get my son, 12, vaccinated for covid? His mother is anti-vax & thinks covid is a hoax & she refuses.

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... Read more »

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Q: If I got temporary Guardianship paperwork on line then had it signed & notarized with the mom of my grandson is it lega

I need it to put him in school. I also need it to put him on my insurance. Mom out of state. No lawyer involved. Just signed and notorized.

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Q: Want to know my rights. I left the home. The mortgage is under my husbands name only. We have a family trust will

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... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Washington on
Q: I GAVE MY CHILD UP FOR ADOPTION,30 YEARS AGO IT WAS A OPEN ADOPTION.this couple molested my daughter more than once ,

HE WAS SENTANCED TO PRISON the adoptive mom KNEW what. Was going on.I raised Juleah,helped her to get help foe her mental illness caused by them,she died at 31 and we were going to get her name off certification and chaang her name,,.I still wan t m/ daught name removed from the birth... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Washington on
Q: Who do you think would get custody?

Hi. I’m thinking of divorcing my husband and I need some advice. We have an 8 month old daughter together and I’m very scared of leaving because I don’t want him to try to keep her from me.

We currently live with my mom and step dad and we have our entire marriage. He barley does... Read more »

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Q: I am in a guardianship considered incopasitated. I live with a man I intend to marry.I am terminating the guardianship .

A gal has been appointed is this always the case. And can the court limit her duties or just decide its not needed. Will I gave difficulties with my living situation

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Washington on
Q: Next of Kin laws/probate

My aunt was adopted by my biological grandfather before I was even born. We never believed less than blood relation. In her passing, she has family disputing my relationship; "step" is what they're saying. She may have had a will, but that family has taken several documents from her... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Child Custody for Washington on
Q: How do I apply for guardianship of my step son if his mother is nowhere to be found to sign?

My husband has full custody of my step son. His mother hasn’t even seen the boy in 6years. No calls. Nothing. We have no idea where she is. We do know that wherever that is she’s on drugs and has severe mental illness. I check jail rosters all the time here where we live. She used to be in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: If I am emancipated in Brasil, will it still apply in the US.

I am not a citizen of the US but I am in the middle of my application for my green card. Just got my biometrics appointment!!

Raymond  Lahoud
Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 11, 2021

Thank you for your question. More information is needed to better answer your question. You note that you had your biometrics taken. What was that for?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Washington on
Q: 5 yr relationship. He cheated & kicked me out. No money but many woman hours into the place heard he bought for me.

Can this fall under the division of a close intimate relationship? If so, is there an attorney willing to help me? I was left homeless and broke on lni. He hired an attorney and fabricated a lie to have me removed. I spent many hours over the past 5 years working on the property we lived in and the... Read more »

Stacie Lynn Naczelnik
Stacie Lynn Naczelnik answered on Oct 15, 2021

It might, but you should probably consult with an attorney who can advise you on whether your circumstances meet the requirements for a Committed Intimate Relationship in WA.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Washington on
Q: What are my legal rights as a father?

My daughters mom (my ex) will on occasion freak out when it's my weekend with my daughter and will coerce my daughter to say anything she feels justifies her to come over and take my daughter back and threaten me with calling the police etc when I have done nothing. She's done this... Read more »

Stacie Lynn Naczelnik
Stacie Lynn Naczelnik answered on Oct 15, 2021

Your residential time is defined by the parenting plan. Unless the parenting plan says that she can pick your daughter up during your time because your daughter says she wants her to, then she shouldn't be doing this. You should both be following the parenting plan as best you can.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: Define "change in circumstance" in the context of a Washington state protection order
Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei answered on Sep 9, 2021

There are many different types of protection orders under Washington law so it is difficult to answer your question. Generally, any order, including a protection order or no contact order, can be modified by the same court that issued the original order if there is good cause. For example, a court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Washington on
Q: trying to relocate with my child from Washington state to Oregon, does the lawyer have to be licensed in both states?
Stacie Lynn Naczelnik
Stacie Lynn Naczelnik answered on Sep 9, 2021

The lawyer needs to be licensed in the state where the court case is. The relocation will likely be litigated in the same court where you got your parenting plan, so that is where the attorney should be licensed.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Washington on
Q: Is it true then when someone turns 18, are still in high school and has divorced parents….

They have no other choice but to live with either one of the parents till they graduate?

Stacie Lynn Naczelnik
Stacie Lynn Naczelnik answered on Sep 9, 2021

The age of majority in WA is 18. This means that the parenting plan no longer applies once someone turns 18. There may be other benefits to remaining in a parent's home while still in school, so this person should probably take some time to think out all of the pros and cons of moving out at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Washington on
Q: Child support enforcement is saying i was over paid receiving support for my 18 yr old but he was still in highschool
Stacie Lynn Naczelnik
Stacie Lynn Naczelnik answered on Sep 9, 2021

I don't see a question here, but you should look at the end date on your order of child support to see whether it ends when your child turned 18 or when your child graduates from high school.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Washington on
Q: My son just turned 18 is he still required to visit his non custodial parent?

We live in Washington state. I am receiving support from the non custodial parent until he graduates high school per the support agreement.

Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei answered on Feb 2, 2021

An 18 year old is considered an adult and is no longer subject to a court order for parenting time.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Washington on
Q: how can I find out when my mother dies....she has a will but I am not included in it as she took me out of it.

I know who her attorney is but she also have told him not to discuss any of the will with me since I am not named in it, so even though I know I am not named in the will, and he knows I know that, does he still have to legally notify me of her death? Or does that only count if I contest the will?... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2020

Since your question remains open for three weeks, you could consider reposting under Probate and Estate Planning - those are more applicable than Family Law as far as categories go. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but you might have better chances there. Good luck... Read more »

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