Kristy Weiszmann Fox’s Answers

Kristy Weiszmann Fox

Issaquah Business Attorney.

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  1. Defense against assault 2 - dv confusion

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Kristy Weiszmann Fox
    3. Aaron A Pelley
    3 lawyer answers

    Talking to the prosecutor's office isn't likely to help at this point. Prosecutors take domestic violence charges seriously, and your claim that it didn't really happen that way won't carry much weight. Victims often recant after their partners are arrested, even when the assault was real, and prosecutors know that. Telling the prosecutor that the assualt was part of sex play isn't likely to help either: Assault 2 is a Class B felony, and if the prosecutor decides to go for a finding of...

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  2. Can my former state, (IL) sue me in my present state, (WA) for 10 year old taxes?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Kristy Weiszmann Fox
    2. Frank A Selden
    2 lawyer answers

    Illinois isn't likely to file a suit against you in Washington. If they decide to go to court to get a judgment, they'll likely do it in Illinois and serve you with notice of the suit in Washington. Then you have the choice of responding to the suit in Illinois (which would require hiring an Illinois lawyer to represent you there) or ignoring it and letting it go to default judgment. If the state of Illinois gets a judgment against you in an Illinois court, they can then come to Washington...

  3. Commercial Real Estate, Tenant/Landlord Contract

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Charity Anastasio
    3. Kristy Weiszmann Fox
    3 lawyer answers

    You definitely should see a lawyer who specializes in commercial leases to determine if your obligation to pay the Additional Rents is specifically predicated on the landlord's meeting the dates for informing you of the amounts. But in reality, most leases are not written that way, and it's not that uncommon for landlords to miss the dates. So it becomes a matter of lease interpretation - you think it means you don't have to pay if the landlord doesn't meet the date, your landlord doesn't...

  4. Quit Job - Unemployment Benefits

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Kristy Weiszmann Fox
    1 lawyer answer

    How long have you been working in Washington? You have to have worked in Washington state for four of the last five calendar quarters to qualify for unemployment benefits from the state. Even if you have worked here long enough, when you quit a job, you usually don't qualify for unemployment benefits. There are some exceptions if you have "good cause" to quit, but that "good cause" is very specifically defined and the state doesn't deviate from those definitions at all. The only thing you...