Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Washington Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: had an affair & shes threatening to tell my wife or have someone do it on her behalf will a restraining order stop her
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 17, 2019

How will a restraining order stop her from sending an anonymous email detailing everything?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: My husband was flagged at the ciudad Juárez Mexican council during his interview for his visa

The interview officer denied because he believes that he is involved on some type of drug trafficking they gave him 60 days to come back to Juarez to make a deal with the officer or he just needed to wait for a letter with the reason of denial

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Oct 16, 2019

He should follow any directions given him by the consulate. He likely had something delivered to the courier service for which he registered in Juarez.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Washington on
Q: My son and daughter own a piece of property in Wa. State, 50% each. My daughter signed her 50% over to me with a quite

claim deed, notarized, but has not been recorded. Is it a legal document ? Which one of us own the 50% ?

Steven Willock
Steven Willock answered on Oct 15, 2019

Assuming the quit claim deed conveying your daughter's 50% interest to you complies with the statutory requirements for a quit claim deed under Washington law, the deed would be a legal document enforceable against your daughter even if it has not been recorded. A deed does not need to be recorded... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: why would a prosecutor ignore TWO minor's statements of sexual abuse and not use them in a trial???

perpetrator was charged with possession of pictures of minors but NOT taking pictures of two live people

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 15, 2019

Sorry my mind reading abilities have never worked

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Washington on
Q: Is it legal to take a shopping cart that has a store perminantly closed?

I'm in Washington state

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 12, 2019

No. The store may have closed its doors to the public, but whatever is going on in their operations, whether dissolution, bankruptcy proceedings, or other process, its assets do not become public property by default. They may have been sold, may be slated for auction, or other disposition by the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Child Support and Social Security for Washington on
Q: I’m ilegal in United state I’m have 18 years old my dad kick me out because he don’t want to have expenses with me

I’m come when I’m have 14 years old my mom is in my country she leave me alone because she married with other man and not one can’t take care of me I’m came here my dad change a lot he married with other woman she don’t like me he put me work when I’m have 15 because he don’t want to... Read more »

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook answered on Oct 7, 2019

Honey I'm so sorry you're going through this. You should go to Catholic Social Services, if you can find one. If your dad has papers you may be able to get your green card through being a trafficking victim. You might be able to find help here: https://ccsww.org/get-help/specialized-services/... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Washington on
Q: I have a renter that gets untol amounts of mail from capital one, often multiple per day. Could it be something illegal?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 7, 2019

How would an attorney on the internet know if something nefarious is occurring?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Washington on
Q: I purchased an airline ticket

] I purchased an airline ticket in January w/credit card. I had to file bankruptcy due to health reasons. I recieved my discharge in may. The credit card that is used to purchase the ticket I included in bankruptcy. I owed them a balance when I filed bankruptcy. Come to find out the airline owed... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 5, 2019

Yes. The refund was a set off against the debt. Unless the trustee wants to pursue it as property if the estate, it’s gone.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Tax Law, Workers' Compensation and Business Law for Washington on
Q: Can I sue for getting paid under the table?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 5, 2019

It would depend on what the basis of the lawsuit was, but an attorney in each of the categories you list could probably advise you on the downside of working off the books. Maybe one of the most pressing issues is workers' comp coverage for an on-the-job injury. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Washington on
Q: LG keep trying unsuccessfully to fix my refrigerator since May 8 but they refuse to refund or replace it. What can I do?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 30, 2019

Your question could involve state consumer law issues that a Washington State attorney would know best, but it remains open for four weeks. As a general approach for any jurisdiction, review the warranty information and other contract documentation. Bring your concerns about the number of attempts... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Washington on
Q: How long do I have to file a handwritten will after death for it to be valid

Found will 4 years after death

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 24, 2019

Washington law provides: "Any person having the custody or control of any will shall, within thirty days after he or she shall have received knowledge of the death of the testator, deliver said will to the court having jurisdiction or to the person named in the will as executor, and any executor... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Washington on
Q: My wife's father passed away and his will is in Probate, I was told that I couldn't go.

Her sister is the personal representative and has always found a way to cheat her dad out of money. She is a gambling addict and an alcoholic and we know that she is draining the many different bank accounts and can prove it.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 24, 2019

Probate proceedings are all open to the public. You can look at the file. You can attend hearings. Nobody has the right to exclude you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: First time getting a ticket for illegal use of emergency equipment(Blue Uber Light)

Is there a way to get it lifted? I didnt know it was illegal if the light wasn't a flashing light?

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Sep 16, 2019

What court is it in? We have some experience with those, and I can't imagine that the blue Uber light should be found to be a violation of that statute.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: My girlfriend hit a tree while drunk and lied about it to her insurance. She made fake tow receipts someone called geico

Siu to report her fraud after they’d already repaired the car. Does geico follow up on the things and wouldn’t she have heard from geico within a week?

James Laukkonen
James Laukkonen answered on Sep 13, 2019

The short answer is that yes, they do sometimes follow up after paying. From the description, she committed a crime. She might or might not ever hear directly from GEICO (except maybe to cancel her insurance). Much more likely is that if they found out about this, they reported it to the police.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: How do I get my case dismissed?

I got a ticket for dws. I wasnt driving. Car wasnt running. And no keys in the ignition. Parked in a parking lot at a gas station. Wasnt even my car. So I went to court on the date the ticket told me to. Which was 2 weeks from the date I got the ticket. I wasnt on the docket. I asked the court... Read more »

James Laukkonen
James Laukkonen answered on Sep 13, 2019

There are a couple items that jump out at me here. The first is that driving while your license is suspended is not just a ticket. It is a criminal offense. It isn't a very serious offense, but it is still a criminal charge. I know the form that they wrote it up on looks just like a traffic... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Washington on
Q: What can i do? my 17yr old lives with 18yr boy friend but he is hitting her.

My daughter 17 lives w her boy friend 18 and his parents. They been together 2 yrs now they have a 9 month old baby. We found out he is hitting her. But she denys it. There is witnesses to this behavior. As a mother what can i do? She turns 18 in December so i need help fast. She has been suicidal... Read more »

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Sep 9, 2019

The law allows a parent to seek a protection order on behalf of a minor child. So you can go to the local courthouse and ask for a protection order that would prohibit him from contacting her, but that would only be valid until she is 18.

You can of course report what is happening to local...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Washington on
Q: I'm an artist who is using portraits from historic photos for which copyright is difficult to determine.

The photos have generally been captured from online sites such as Pinterest or general historic photo searches. Specifically I'm plucking images of people from the internet, printing them on my home computer, physically cutting them out of their original setting and collaging them into bigger art... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Sep 9, 2019

You are facing a tough issue. You should definitely talk to an attorney. Also check with an insurance company agent covering copyright violations. They may have some clear cut criteria you can use as a guide.

In general there are several layers of rights. Pintrest and the poster could have...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I was a chaperone on a school field trip. At the end of the trip the teacher took us across the street to a college cam

I was a chaperone on a school field trip. At the end of the trip the teacher took us across the street to a college campus with a concrete 85 step staircase....told kiddos to hurry to top fir a foto then hurry back down so we could go to another area she wanted to visit. I got bumped by a kiddo... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 4, 2019

If after your repeated attempts, they are not making any efforts to arrange for reimbursement of your medical expenses, you should consider consulting with a Washington attorney. As a general matter in many jurisdictions (I do not know the operation of Washington State law on this), public entities... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Washington on
Q: Express Editorial of the Washington Post the week June 12, 2019, DNC and Bernie Sander how I can find court opinion?

Washington Post/Editorial Express in the Week of June

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 3, 2019

I suggest you see if a law librarian at one of DC's law libraries can help you. There isn't enough information there to figure out if it is a case that is being reported or what.

you may have in mind the following which isn't a suit by Sanders but by a group of supporters:...
Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.