Yale Lewis III’s Answers

Yale Lewis III

Seattle Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Can step-parent's income be considered for child support?

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Yale Lewis III
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2 lawyer answers

    per statute, you are supposed to disclose the income of all the adults living in the house with the child. However, the court won't necessarily consider the income of the non-parents. the mandatory calculation is based on the parent's income. the other income is a discretionary consideration.

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  2. Father trying to get custody of 12 yo son......

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Yale Lewis III
    3. Lewis Lee Lockett
    3 lawyer answers

    Order of Child Support: ask DCS to get you an order of child support through the administrative process. it is free and they are very favorable towards the obligee (usually the mother). just call the local office of division of child support, Dept. Social and Health Services, State of WA. Parenting Plan: you need a parenting plan for your son. best to get help from a lawyer. In King County, you can get some help from the family law facilitator. i think snohomish county has...

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  3. Parental rights

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Yale Lewis III
    2. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    2 lawyer answers

    yes. Neglect and long-term abandonment are two of the statutory criteria a court will consider when hearing a petition for termination of parental rights. the younger the child, the short the period of abandonment need be.

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  4. Wills

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Yale Lewis III
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    3. Alec Scott Rose
    4. Sandra Dee Munoz
    4 lawyer answers

    Basically, if your mother is competent, she can devise/bequeath her property to whoever she wants and disinherit whoeever she wants. the basis of a will contest would be undue influence and factors such as whether the person who drafted the will is also a beneficiary of the will. the will contest cannot be started until after your mother dies maybe you should call your mother and talk to her about it

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  5. Child Custody/Relocate

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Yale Lewis III
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    2 lawyer answers

    if you have a parenting plan with the son's father, you need to file a notice of intended relocation per the notice requirements of the Relocation Act. if you don't have a parenting plan, you don't have any legal obligation to stay here, other than the fact that the Child needs to be in school. from the standpoint of the Child's school, it would make sense to move after school gets out. if the child is too young to be in school, then I suppose you could move whenever is convenient.

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  6. Community property

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Yale Lewis III
    2. Sandra Dee Munoz
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    you basically have a claim on your equitable share of all community property left with your estranged spouse until you get divorced. You are divorced once the court enters a decree of dissolution. The decree should allocate all community property between the parties. Your decree may have a catch-all provision that says any property in possession and control of Husband is awarded to husband and vice versa. However, if you already have a divorce decree and it doesn't address certain...

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  7. Break up of domestic partners

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Yale Lewis III
    4. Travis Scott Eller
    4 lawyer answers

    It doesn't sound like your boyfriend has any legal rights to stay in the house. he does have a right to possession / control of his property. serve him with a writ of restitution, which will order him and his possessions out by a certain date / time. if he doesn't obey it, call the cops.

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  8. Does the court usually award the mother most custody when an 8 month old child is at stake when there are no issues with the mom

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Yale Lewis III
    1 lawyer answer

    for an 8 mos old, the court will want the baby to be with her primary caregiver most of the time, but see her other caregiver frequently and for short periods of time, say 2 hrs a day after her nap. until she is 1 yr old. As the child gets older, the court will usually increase time with the other parent, possibly 50 / 50, though this is still not the norm.

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  9. AGE FOR A CHILD TO CHOOSE PARENT TO LIVE WITH ?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Yale Lewis III
    2. Jeffrey Patrick Bassett
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    4. Virginia Monica Paula Onu
    4 lawyer answers

    the age of majority in WA is 18. After 18, the child is legally an adult and can live whereever he/she chooses. Before then, the child is supposed to live whereever the parenting plan requires. However, as the child matures and gets older, the court will be more willing to consider the child's expressed wishes. in king county, the best way to get a child's expressed wishes into evidence is to have him / her talk to a therapist. the therapist would then write a decl. reporting what...

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  10. Is it possible for mother to grant grandmother full child custody, can the father object under WA state law

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Frank A Selden
    2. Yale Lewis III
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to file / serve a third-party custody petition. along with the petition, file a decl. alleging that the parents are unfit and not living with either parent. give some details about why they are unfit. file some corroborating evidence. if the mother signs the joinder on the petition, then your only remaining problem is the father. after you get him served, then file a motion for temp. orders and adequate cause. assuming you survive adequate cause, your trial will be about a year...

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