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Virginia Monica Paula Onu

Bellevue Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. WA State criminal code, what is assault 4th degree domestic violence?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Virginia Monica Paula Onu
    3. Gurjit S Pandher
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    Assault IV is a gross misdemeanor in the state of Washington, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $5,000 maximum fine. The "DV" Classification stands for Domestic Violence and it describes an Assault IV that was committed against a person with whom the defendant has a certain type of relationship, such as being family members, romantically involved or married, or even roommates. People arrested for DV Assault IV are typically held in jail pending their arraignment. An arraignment is the...

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  2. DWLS 3rd degree tickt

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Virginia Monica Paula Onu
    2. Stan Glisson
    3. Jeffrey Patrick Bassett
    3 lawyer answers

    A DWLS 3 charge is a misdemeanor criminal offense. The maximum penalty is 90 days in jail and a $ 1000 fine. Your first court appearance will be for an arraignment, where the court informs you of the nature of the crime you are charged with and your rights, including the right to an attorney. Depending on the procedures of the court the case is pending in, if you retain or obtain court appointed counsel prior to the arraignment, that appearance may be waived upon request of the attorney...

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  3. In wa state, do I need to inform my husband that I'm moving to a different school district? Only 20 minutes apart.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Laura Lynn Hoskins
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Virginia Monica Paula Onu
    3 lawyer answers

    Good morning: I am assuming you are divorced in the State of Washington and that there is a parenting plan entered by a Washington court currently in effect. Section 3.14 of your parenting plan contains a good summary of the laws that govern what notice the person with whom the child resides the majority of the time must give to every person entitled to court ordered residential time with the child. The type of notice required depends on whether the move is within or outside the...

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  4. If the custodial parent gets a DUI (along w/ other felonies) grounds to file a motion to modify current parenting plan?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Virginia Monica Paula Onu
    3. J. Denise Carter
    3 lawyer answers

    Good afternoon: It's not clear from your question what type of modification you are seeking to the parenting plan. I assume based on the information you have shared that you are seeking to change the primary residence of your child, and wishing to change the parenting plan so that your child resides primarily with you. It can be very difficult in the state of Washington to obtain a modification that changes the primary residence of the child. In order to obtain such a modification, you...

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  5. Affortable family lawyer

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Virginia Monica Paula Onu
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3 lawyer answers

    Good afternoon... The ultimate cost of the case depends in large part on the particular facts, so without sharing more information about the situation it is hard to give you an idea of the costs involved. The other factor that can influence the cost is the rate charged by the attorney you retain. There is a wide difference in the hourly rate, and in my opinion cost higher cost does not reflect higher quality of legal work. A lot of attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Compare...

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  6. If my ex-wife requests a change to the custody split, does that warrant a change in child support payments.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Virginia Monica Paula Onu
    1 lawyer answer

    Child support amounts are determined based on the Washington State Child Support Guidelines, which determine a standard amount of child support, taking into account certain factors (such as health insurance payments). There child support statutes do identify reasons to deviate from the standard amount, and one of those reasons is if the child spends a significant amount of time with the parent who makes the support payment. It is important to note that the court will not allow a deviation...

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  7. Domestic Violence case in Seattle. Is a case that is in Superior to exclude somebody from the residence criminal?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Virginia Monica Paula Onu
    2. Carlos Gonzalez
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    I am assuming that this matter is a domestic violence protection order being heard on the family law motions calendar and will base my comments on that assumption. Petitioning the court for a Domestic Violence Protection Order is a civil action. If the Respondent has not been served, the matter will not be heard. At the initial hearing the court typically issues an ex parte restraining order and order to show cause and a subsequent court date without notice to the other party based on...

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  8. My X gets a decent amt. from S.S. retirement, we were married 23 yrs., I'm 64/ He's not paying alimony. What can I do?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Virginia Monica Paula Onu
    1 lawyer answer

    Hello: The answer to your question depends on your circumstances... I am assuming that you are already divorced and that your decree of dissolution has a provision for maintenance. If according to your decree he should be paying (some decrees are written with exceptions such as not requiring someone to pay if they are still living with the other party) then he should be paying. There are all sorts of enforcement actions one can take, including filing a motion for contempt. If you...

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  9. Is it always a 50/50 split?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Virginia Monica Paula Onu
    2. David Alexander Browde
    2 lawyer answers

    Property division in dissolution is a complicated matter. The court strives to do what is fair and equitable in the particular situation in light of all relevant factors. These include, but are not limited to, the nature and extent of community and separate property and the length of the marriage. You should have at lest a consultation with an attorney to talk about the facts specific to your circumstances. Good luck, Monica Onu

  10. Changes to temp. parenting plan do they HAVE to be submitted to court or can we write up our own contract type thing?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Virginia Monica Paula Onu
    1 lawyer answer

    A parenting plan, even one that is temporary, is a court order, and as such it can only be changed by the court. Unless your plan has language in it stating that the two of you can vary from the written terms by mutual agreement, you need a new plan that is signed by a judge. If both parties are in agreement on the changes, it is a fairly simple process to modify the existing plan. Good luck, Virginia Onu

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