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John Stocks

Auburn Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Custodial interference

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Bruce Clement
    2. John Stocks
    2 lawyer answers

    You must seek civil and criminal remedies. Civil - seek to lodge the order in Washington State, in the County where the primary parent lives, then file for contempt of the visitation order. Civil - you can also then establish return of the child through a Writ of Habeaus Corpus. Criminal - in Washington, that is custodial interference and across state lines implicates federal laws. I would call the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where child is and where parent is, if different.

  2. Back child support payments statute of limitations. Finding out after 18 years that your daughter is not yours.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Stocks
    1 lawyer answer

    This is difficult. I think the easy answer is "yes," he is still obligated to pay child support for all 3 until and unless the Order of Child Support can be modified or terminated. Regarding the 18 year old, can he prove who the real father is? If so, I still think he can't bring any civil action. The court is normally not going to relieve an obligor/payor of child support unless there is a substitute obligor/payor to take over, and it is doubtful that you can go backwards. If the...

  3. What is the process for preparing and filing a parenting plan under WA family law

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Alan Scott Funk
    2. Michael John Gainer
    3. Carolyn Annette Elsey
    4. John Stocks
    4 lawyer answers

    There is a form called "parenting plan" and you can find it under WPF (Washington Pattern Form). Do a search engine research for "WPF Parenting Plan" and you can get a word version of this document.

  4. I have a Restraining Order against my ex lover. We have a biological daugther raised by me and my husband.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Henry Lebensbaum
    2. Joshua N Robbins
    3. John Stocks
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are in Washington, then you have to skillfully work your way through a mine field of laws, including paternity deadlines, de-facto parent, psychological parent, and new laws about the passage of time. There are times where a GAL (guardian ad litem) suggests establishing parentage of biological father is not in the child's best interests and/or establishing visitation rights is not in the child's best interests. Your husband (either de-facto parent or psychological parent) could have a...

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  5. CA divorce and husband's retirement assets

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Kelly Chang Rickert
    2. John Stocks
    2 lawyer answers

    Under ERISA, you will need to obtain a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (aka "QDRO"). Call his employer and ask for a sample form. You can start collecting your percentage of the community portion of the pension when you reach retirement age. John Stocks Auburn, WA

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  6. When a cop is arresting someone and there is a baby along in the house, what is the officer should do?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. Heather Morcroft
    3. Roger Scott Jr.
    4. John Stocks
    4 lawyer answers

    The officer should ask the arrested parent if someone can come I over. Department of Social Services likely would not be involved unless the alleged crime related to abuse or neglect of a child, or was a heinous allegation.

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  7. Based on details below, Can I call child services?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Hillary Johns
    5. John Stocks
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    I would avoid calling Child protective or any social health services unless you want them snooping around in your business and possible investigating your home as well.

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  8. Hi, My daughter is living with me for a year can I stop my child support for that year?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Maria C. Tebano
    2. Howard A. Schwartz
    3. Steven Zalewski
    4. Lawrence Allen Weinreich
    5. David Ivan Bliven
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You normally can't go retro.

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  9. Age Discrimination

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Caffarelli
    2. John Stocks
    2 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear about your situation. You should file a written complaint to HR about what is happening to you. Be professional and detailed with dates and times. You can also put in the letter, "I feel this is due to my age". My question as a lawyer to you would be: "What benefit is it to the company to get rid of you or others over 55?" Are you due some special benefits due to age or seniority or length of time with the company? Can they replace you (or do they intend to replace you)...

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  10. I am a single mother of 3 who hasa case pending for domestic criminal assault charges brought by father of oldest son

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. John Stocks
    1 lawyer answer

    Don't plead guilty. Get a lawyer, even if a public defender. A criminal conviction will act as a restriction in your custody case.

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