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  • L&I claim & pension

    Asked by a user in Seattle, WA - over 6 years ago.

    pensions accrued during the marriage are community property. Upon divorce, each spouse has a claim to an equitable share of the pension from date of marriage or maybe earlier to date of separation....

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  • Soon to be ex-husband filed joint tax return without my involvement or consent.

    Asked by a user in Seattle, WA - over 6 years ago.

    1. Follow your existing attorney's advice 2. If you didn't sign the joint return, it isn't valid. 3. At the very least, ask for a credit for 1/2 the tax refund in your decree of dissolution.

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  • Current washington state grandparents visitation rights

    Asked by a user in Puyallup, WA - almost 7 years ago.

    As mentioned, in Troxel v. Granville, the US Supreme Court found parts of the third party visitation statute unconstitutional. However, at least one post-Troxel decision by a WA court has recognized...

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  • Parental Rights regarding 16 year old daughter

    Asked by a user in Seattle, WA - about 6 years ago.

    i don't know of such a website. however, off the top of my head, here are some of her rights: can: drive, subject to certain restrictions file a child in need of services petition with DSHS /...

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  • Separation and community property

    Asked by a user in Seattle, WA - over 6 years ago.

    Technically, you are not divorced until you are divorced i.e. when the final papers are entered, and the community isn't terminated until you are divorced however, many, if not most, couples get a...

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  • How long is a temporary order of custody valid

    Asked by a user in Seattle, WA - over 4 years ago.

    In Washington, the temp. order would be valid until superseded by a new order, final or temporary. The exception to this would be if there were an automatic sunset clause. For example, the order...

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  • Which is the best option-3rd party custody or emansipation?

    Asked by a user in Seattle, WA - over 4 years ago.

    you need to file a 3rd party custody action in the county where gdaughter is in hiding. If dad is in CA, that gives you something of a tactical adv. Unfortunately, the standard of proof for...

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  • Dad wants to obtain custody of son from homeless mom but cannot unless child support is terminated.

    Asked by a user in Seattle, WA - almost 6 years ago.

    a parent cannot relinquish parental rights unless someone else is willing to step in the parents shoes and care for the child. Generally, this means a new parental figure must adopt. the other...

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  • What is the procedure for getting a divorce from husband who is in prison until 2016

    Asked by a user in Seattle, WA - about 6 years ago.

    the fact that he is in prison is not legally relevant. serve him in prison with the divorce papers and get divorced. given that he is in prison, he may be willing to sign the joinder and you would...

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  • What is the process of changing child custody under WA state law, evidence needed to convince court to change custodial parent

    Asked by a user in Everett, WA - about 6 years ago.

    first of all, if your husband has a parenting plan, the only way to modify it is if you can prove a substantial change of circumstances in his ex's household. this would be something egregious, like...

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