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  • How do I file for relocation out of state if I don't know the exact date?

    The person employing me cannot hire me for 3-6 months. My ex husband is wanting to go to trial and finalize our parenting plan. How do I avoid this (since the parenting plan would still be subject to change) since I am planning on moving?

    Bruce’s Answer

    It's likely that the trial will not be continued. Don't plan on moving unless you have a court order authorizing the move. See my AVVO Legal Guides on relocation for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. To find my Legal Guides, go the AVVO website at www.AVVO.com; click on “Find a Lawyer” and enter my name and WA; scroll down to "Contributions" and click "Legal Guides" and select the topics that are relevant to your question.

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  • Family Law attorney who will represent same day

    My ex fabricated&gotten away with like 5 domestic violence cases against me in like 2009-12. i have a son with her.. She won the orders without evidence. I recently got emergency custody because she was yelling and screaming about me being the ab...

    Bruce’s Answer

    Sounds like you have a DV court hearing Monday. If so, you'll be allowed to testify as to what happened. Make a list of topics and events that you want to testify to; that should reduce the chance that you'll forget things. Mention any events in the history of your relationship that shows her to be violent. Make sure your list includes all the things she said that you want to dispute, because the court will probably conclude that you agree with anything she said that you don't object to. Make sure you get and bring copies of the police report. See my AVVO Legal Guides on DV and child custody for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. To find my Legal Guides, go the AVVO website at www.AVVO.com; click on “Find a Lawyer” and enter my name and WA; scroll down to "Contributions" and click "Legal Guides" and select the topics that are relevant to your question.

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  • Can I modify the temporary parenting plan if other parent did not bring the child to visit more than 3 times within 4months?

    The custodian parent has not brought the child accord to the order of Temporary Parenting Plan for visitation 3 times within past 4months in addition to changing the time of child exchange 5-6 times despite my consent. Can these violations co...

    Bruce’s Answer

    You should file a motion for contempt. This will help your case regarding the permanent parenting plan. See my AVVO Legal Guides on contempt and parenting plans for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. To find my Legal Guides, go the AVVO website at www.AVVO.com; click on “Find a Lawyer” and enter my name and WA; scroll down to "Contributions" and click "Legal Guides" and select the topics that are relevant to your question.

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  • What are my sons rights to his two sons in the state of WA the bio mother left them with her parents and my son wants his sons

    The bio mother is on drugs & alcohol and basically neglected the two boys and mother got custody without my sons consent my son has been trying to get them from the grandparents. what are his rights to get the two boys

    Bruce’s Answer

    If your son and the mom signed an affidavit of paternity at the birth of your two grandchildren, he can file a petition for a residential schedule and he is a "presumed parent." Otherwise he has to file a paternity petition. See my AVVO Legal Guides on parenting plans, non-parental custody, and restrictions under RCW 26.09.191 for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. To find my Legal Guides, go the AVVO website at www.AVVO.com; click on “Find a Lawyer” and enter my name and WA; scroll down to "Contributions" and click "Legal Guides" and select the topics that are relevant to your question.

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  • Need a new family law attorney

    I just went through a year of fending off lies and attacks from my daughter's mother. In the end I signed a terrible parenting plan agreement because I thought I didn't have any options and couldn't afford a trial. But I don't think my attorney...

    Bruce’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys. You have the right to fire your attorney at any time. Do it in writing. You should consult with an attorney about your problem with the current parenting plan. See my AVVO Legal Guides on modifying or vacating court orders for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. To find my Legal Guides, go the AVVO website at www.AVVO.com; click on “Find a Lawyer” and enter my name and WA; scroll down to "Contributions" and click "Legal Guides" and select the topics that are relevant to your question.

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  • Can my ex insist that our children not be around my boyfriend? There are no issues..just that the ex does not like him.

    Ex is primary parent.

    Bruce’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Nguyen. See my AVVO Legal Guides on parenting plans and contempt for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. To find my Legal Guides, go the AVVO website at www.AVVO.com; click on “Find a Lawyer” and enter my name and WA; scroll down to "Contributions" and click "Legal Guides" and select the topics that are relevant to your question.

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  • Need a divorce with my ex husband that has been deported to mexico.

    My ex husband entered the united states as an illegal alien and he has been deported back to mexico. Since then he has remarried in mexico and I am trying to find out what the steps are to get a divorce?

    Bruce’s Answer

    If you know where he is, you will have to have him personally served in Mexico. If you don't, you should file a Motion for Permission to Use Substituted Service. If the court authorizes it, you can then serve him by certified mail or publication. The rules on service are complicated, so you should have an attorney represent you. See my AVVO Legal Guides on divorce and service of process for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. To find my Legal Guides, go the AVVO website at www.AVVO.com; click on “Find a Lawyer” and enter my name and WA; scroll down to "Contributions" and click "Legal Guides" and select the topics that are relevant to your question.

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  • What is the time line to vacate or appeal a divorce decree in Goldendale, WA.

    If the court does not have jurisdiction due to not being served correctly, or something like that?

    Bruce’s Answer

    The rule on vacating court orders is Civil Rule 60. The rule on appeals is Rules of Appellate Procedure 5.2. The court order is normally presumed valid unless it is vacated. If you were not properly served with the summons and petition for divorce, you should be able to get the order vacated (unless you somehow later submitted to, or otherwise came under, the court's jurisdiction). See my AVVO Legal Guides on motions to vacate court orders for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. To find my Legal Guides, go the AVVO website at www.AVVO.com; click on “Find a Lawyer” and enter my name and WA; scroll down to "Contributions" and click "Legal Guides" and select the topics that are relevant to your question.

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  • Do I need to reference my exhibits in my closing arguments for my dissolution?

    Hi! Our dissolution trial is tomorrow morning (my paperwork was turned in last Friday) and I'm still working on the prep (got a concussion Saturday so it's slowing me down). I need to know, do I need to reference the specific exhibits within...

    Bruce’s Answer

    I do normally reference key documents specifically in my closing arguments. See my AVVO Legal Guides on divorce for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. To find my Legal Guides, go the AVVO website at www.AVVO.com; click on “Find a Lawyer” and enter my name and WA; scroll down to "Contributions" and click "Legal Guides" and select the topics that are relevant to your question.

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  • Once a petition for trial and finalizing of parenting plan has been filed, how long does the respondent have to respond?

    I just got papers in the mail from my ex: A proposed FINAL parenting plan and date set for trial sometime in the fall. How long do I have to respond?

    Bruce’s Answer

    You should consult with an experienced attorney. The Summons will tell you how long you have to respond. What you say does not add up. If you just got served with the petition, the trial would not be in the fall. See my AVVO Legal Guides on parenting plans and service of process for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. To find my Legal Guides, go the AVVO website at www.AVVO.com; click on “Find a Lawyer” and enter my name and WA; scroll down to "Contributions" and click "Legal Guides" and select the topics that are relevant to your question.

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