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Tresa Ann Bennallack Sadler

Tresa Sadler’s Answers

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  • I never signed away my parental rights, never told they were being taken away my daughter wants to live with me can I go get her

    cps told me that we were going to have a family meeting on Tuesday yet called my ex on sunday and told him that if he didn't come get our daughter that they were going to give her back to me and they gave her to him on Monday can I go get her sinc...

    Tresa’s Answer

    There may be a CPS order in place regarding temporary placement. Your ex may have also filed a modification action against you. Check the court file from your divorce and if you show ID you can get copies of your dependency case to find out what the status of either case is.

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  • What do you think a judge decision would be concerning my daughters father?

    My daughters father an I signed off on a parenting plan that states he will only have supervised visits until she is of school age and he has proven stability. He only pays 100 dollars worth of child support he never pitches in. An he misses his v...

    Tresa’s Answer

    You will need to discuss your case further with an experienced attorney. However, based upon these facts , if he agreed to this plan and there is an end to the supervised time and that he must prove he is stable, I believe the court will approve the plan. He will eventually get overnights, it will just depend on when. If he does not exercise his residential time, even if its supervised, for a year or longer, you can modify that his time be suspended all together.

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  • If there is no parenting plan in place, do I have to allow my daughter's dad visitation rights?

    My daughter's dad and I were never married. He has a history of emotional and mental instability but right now, he is currently living out of state, enrolled in a job training program. He visits his parents occasionally and would like visitation w...

    Tresa’s Answer

    There is nothing in place that says you should or shouldn't give him time, but if/ when the case goes before a judge, you do not want the court to get the impression that you were withholding without cause. You cannot withhold your child from her father because of lack of child support. If he is working, even out of state, Washington can go after him even if he is working in another state. There is nothing saying that you cannot go along and supervise the visitation if you have legitimate concerns regarding her safety.

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  • I have been charged for domestic violence but never been convicted for that charge. So I still eligible for purchase fire arms?

    I have been charged for domestic violence but never been convicted for that charge. So I still eligible for purchase fire arms? I heard about Texas law still allow for purchase fire arms with domestic violence, but Federal law prohibited for defen...

    Tresa’s Answer

    If the charges were dismissed, then you can still possess. If there is a civil Protection Order against you, no you may not possess until the order expires.

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  • If I had a restraining order for harassment can I get my gun back

    The restraining order was for harassment and was expired in August 2013. I want to know if I can get my gun rights back.

    Tresa’s Answer

    Yes, once the order expired, your rights are automatically reinstated again.

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  • Daycare issues

    I am my children's daycare while their mom work i drive 20 miles m-f 4-5 times a day. our Wa support order says its 50%/50% in daycare cost. she not paying or helping with the gas expense for me to drive that. she supposed to per the mutual agree...

    Tresa’s Answer

    Travel expenses for daycare are not included as an expense, especially when you live within 20 min. If you have a parenting plan, you both need to follow it. If she doesn't, then you can consider contempt motion.

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  • Greetings. I'm completing a financial declaration form for child support change.

    I lost job and had to take job with significant drop in pay. I have had to move in with family as my paychecks are only $300 after support and child support are taken out. Under rent amount in financial declaration, do i put the amount of rent I'm...

    Tresa’s Answer

    Always put your current expenses as you will be signing the document under the penalty of perjury.

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  • How do you prove that a parent is unfit?

    pertains to my stepson's mother that doesn't take care of him and her mom is the one who does everything for him and she doesn't seem to have any interest at all in him.

    Tresa’s Answer

    It is critical that abuse and neglect of a child is witnessed by unbiased (people who have no interest in the outcome.). You or you husband are inherently biased so it will be difficult to prove. so an investigation by CPS or the police that comes back with a finding of neglect or complaints from a teacher, daycare worker one other professional involved with the child. If the grandmother writes a statement that would help.

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  • Can I garnish wages of someone who lives in ca

    The Seattle court has issued a judepgement against my ex on back child support and attorney fee, can I request garnishment against him in washington court. His employer headquarter is in ca, he is in ca however his employer has office in wa.

    Tresa’s Answer

    To gain jurisdiction in California, you will need to have the judgment registered in the California county court , but you can file a garnishment proceeding against him.
    An alternative would be to request washington DCS to enforce support and the judgment. The Prosecutor's office will then register your orders in California for collection.

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  • Where can we get help making sure our divorce papers are filled our correctly? Should we see a paralegal?

    My wife and I are getting a divorce after being married for 6 years in Seattle WA. We have no children, no property or shared debts/assets. We are filing uncontested and will be signing the papers together. We just want to be sure we fill ou...

    Tresa’s Answer

    Based on a simple and agreed divorce, obtaining an experienced paralegal or attorny to review the paperwork should be easy enough. You are welcome to contact my office to meet with me or my staff. We handle Seattle cases and are located nearby in Mill Creek.

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