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Rachel Min Luke

Bellevue Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 3
  1. What are the leading things that make a judge grant FULL custody from a parenting plan of 50/50 custody, aside from abuse?

    Answered 12 days ago.

    1. Brian A Murry
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Rachel Min Luke
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to consult with a lawyer. It is not easy to modify a parenting plan and absent agreement of the parties, you must have a legal basis to do so. Based on what you've written here, you probably do not have a legal basis to modify the parenting plan. However, it is dependent on the facts in your case. In addition, you may have a basis to file a motion for contempt for violation of the parenting plan and child support.

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  2. What do we file for a child support adjustment?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Rachel Min Luke
    2. Larry Jerome Couture
    2 lawyer answers

    If you are in agreement, you will need a new Order of Child Support to reflect the worksheets you have agreed upon. The new Agreed Order of Child Support will specify the new transfer payment amount and new percentages for shared expenses as reflected on the worksheets. Some counties will also require you to file an Order re Adjustment of Child Support as well.

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  3. Child custody- how does grandmother get custody?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Rachel Min Luke
    3. Ian Corbin
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other answer that it would be best to hire an attorney. If you are in King County, the courthouse also has facilitators who have some materials on nonparental custody and they often have presentations on the process. You may want to start there, but you will want an attorney with experience handling these matters to represent you for the adequate cause hearing.

  4. I need help with my supervised visits

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Bruce Clement
    3. Rachel Min Luke
    3 lawyer answers

    File the motion to change supervisors. I would add that you should also offer names of at least three people who would be willing to supervise visits. The supervisors you name should be people who your ex would feel comfortable with (think mutual friends or a family member who is trusted), otherwise, you should expect a professional supervisor to be appointed--who you will have to pay for.

  5. Pro bono custody lawyer

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Denise P. Erlich
    2. Jacob Brian Smith
    3. Rachel Min Luke
    3 lawyer answers

    I suggest contacting an attorney for a consultation. Many attorneys offer a free consultation and some offer low bono or sliding scale services and you might find that you can afford an attorney. I am not aware of any pro bono attorneys outside of legal aid such as Northwest Justice Project. Another option is to contact the Washington State Bar Association Moderate Means program. Also, you can go to one of the many legal clinics where attorneys volunteer their time to discuss your case. Good luck!